The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, has said the federal government is targeting to create about 50,000 jobs through Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2030.
Tijani made this known on Monday, when he released his Ministry’s draft Strategic Blueprint for the next four years.
In the 31-page document, titled: ‘Accelerating Our Collective Prosperity Through Technical Efficiency,’ Tijani said AI will bring in a new era of technological and economic transformation over the next two decades.
“The implementation of the strategy amongst other things is expected to elevate Nigeria as a top 10 location for AI model training and talents globally. In addition, we will position Nigeria as a global leader in accelerating inclusivity in AI dataset.”
Tijani said the plan is also to achieve a top 50 global ranking (currently 96) in AI readiness and adoption across metrics (Computing Power, Skills, Data Availability, Ethics, and Governance) by 2030.