Nigeria’s Global Leadership in AI with 6,000 Diaspora Researchers – Bosun Tijani

The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has said that the ministry in its bid to make Nigeria a global leader in Artificial Intelligence, has identified over 6,000 AI researchers who are of Nigerian descent and based in several parts of the world.

The minister disclosed this at the Zenith Bank Tech Fair 2023 in Lagos.

According to him, these researchers would be instrumental to the country’s new drive to deploy AI in every sector of the economy and for job creation.

He added that the goal of the ministry was to use AI to enhance productivity through the deployment of smart infrastructure.

Tijani had earlier in August, via a post on Twitter, asked Nigerians to recommend any AI researchers of Nigerian descent to join the country in co-creating a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy.