The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, said that Nigeria will lead other African countries in Artificial Intelligence, AI, and Blockchain technology. He said this would lead to the economic diversification of the continent.
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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in Nigeria, Dr Isa Pantami has said investing in artificial intelligence and Robotics will not only boost the economy but provide job opportunities for the teeming youth of Nigeria.
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