The lawmaker representing Ibadan Northwest/Southwest Federal Constituency, Hon. Dhikirulahi Adedeji Olajide Odidiomo, has been announced as the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cyber security.
House of Representatives Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, made this announcement, on Thursday, alongside other names of lawmakers who will chair the 134 standing committees in the green chamber.
Odidiomo, who was first elected into the Green Chamber in 2019, was the Vice-chairman on Legislative Library, Research and Documentation.
His selection for this prestigious position is a testament to his unwavering dedication and substantial contributions to the fields of technology and cybersecurity, both within his constituency and at the national level. His peers have recognized his extensive experience and profound understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the ICT sector, making him the ideal candidate for this pivotal role.
Having served his constituents in Ibadan North West/South West with exceptional commitment, Hon. Olajide’s new role as Chairman of the ICT and Cybersecurity Committee provides him with an influential platform to shape and influence policies that will drive digital transformation, innovation, and cybersecurity measures across the entire nation.
In an exclusive interview following his confirmation, Hon. Olajide expressed gratitude for the trust bestowed upon him by the House of Representatives. He pledged to lead the committee diligently in formulating and executing impactful initiatives.
He added that his priorities include bridging the digital divide, improving internet infrastructure in underserved regions, and promoting digital literacy among the population.
This appointment comes at a critical time when technology plays an increasingly crucial role in various aspects of life.
Hon. Olajide is well aware of the significance of addressing cybersecurity concerns to safeguard the nation’s digital assets and citizens from cyber threats. Under his leadership, the committee is expected to focus on enhancing cybersecurity frameworks, establishing robust data protection laws, and fostering collaborations between government agencies and private sector entities in the technology and cybersecurity domains.
News of Hon. Olajide’s appointment has reverberated nationwide, eliciting optimism from stakeholders in the ICT sector and cybersecurity experts, as well as from his constituents. Many believe that his experience and vision will propel Nigeria’s ICT sector to flourish, creating more employment opportunities, fostering technology-driven innovations, and contributing to overall economic growth.
With this momentous appointment, Hon. Dhikirulahi Adedeji Olajide solidifies his position as a key player in shaping Nigeria’s digital future. The nation eagerly anticipates the innovative policies and measures he and the committee will propose to harness the full potential of information technology while ensuring the safety and security of its citizens in the ever-evolving cyberspace landscape.