Police brutality and unfavorable policies could slow the rapid growth of Nigeria’s technology industry

“It’s high time,” African Investment Advisor, Aubrey Hruby tweeted supporting calls for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

“I brought VC investors to Nigeria from Egypt last year and they were completely shaken down and robbed by the police as they were leaving the country after an amazing week of meeting with stellar Nigerian entrepreneurs #EndSARS,” Hruby concluded narrating her experience with the rogue police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Many of the responses to her story were from people worried that the incident could cut investment into Nigeria’s technology sector. The technology sub-sector has been driving the growth of the services industry which is the bedrock of the Nigerian economy.

Imagine if more investors who provide the money required to fund growth in the sector experienced similar harassment from SARS?

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Source: TechCabal

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