Nigeria targets 50,000 AI jobs by 2030

The Federal Government hopes to create about 50,000 jobs through Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2030.

The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, made this known Monday, when he released his Ministry’s draft Strategic Blueprint for the next four year

In the 31-page document, titled: ‘Accelerating Our Collective Prosperity Through Technical Efficiency,’ obtained by The Guardian, Tijani, who made references to PwC Report, McKinsey Global Institute Analysis and Accenture Report, said AI will usher in a new era of technological and economic transformation over the next two decades.

He said as an emerging economy, it is imperative that the country formulate a far-reaching national strategy to harness the potential of AI in an inclusive and responsible manner.

To that effect, the minister said Nigeria is taking a unique approach to provide the expertise and perspectives needed to craft a forward-looking strategy.

Tijani said the plan is also to achieve top 50 global ranking (currently 96) in AI readiness and adoption across metrics (Computing Power, Skills, Data Availability, Ethics and Governance) by 2030.

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