The world of work has witnessed drastic changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual workstations have gone from a luxury available to only a select few, to a necessity for businesses in locations around the world. Meetings and other types of business are being routinely conducted without the need for being physically present. The scale of remote work is unprecedented and beckons at a whole new paradigm for the future workplace. For jurisdictions with strong and reliable broadband connectivity, the transition to remote work has been relatively seamless. With the added benefits of remote work for the environment (carbon emissions have been falling sharply since global lockdown measures came into effect), and potential reductions to business operating costs, the remote model is likely to maintain popularity even after the grip of the pandemic has eased. It has been quite a different situation in developing countries like Nigeria. The promise of a Nigerian workforce that can respond in real time to unpredictable global challenges, has been held back by a lack of access to strong and stable broadband internet. Read More
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