FG Request For Stakeholders Input To The National Artificial Intelligence Policy

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The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) can be attributed to digital innovation and technological evolution. Countries around the world are grappling with how to manage the exponential growth of new and emerging technologies in order to advance their economies.

In recognition of the exponential growth and potential value of digital technologies, and in line with President Muhammad Buhari’s, GCFR, vision of diversifying the Nigerian economy through the use of digital technologies, the President launched the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), developed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE), to reposition Nigeria’s economy and capitalize on the many opportunities provided by these technologies.

In this context, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, directs the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP). The NAIP is being developed to maximize the benefits, mitigate potential risks, and address some of the complexities associated with using AI in our daily activities.

Furthermore, it will provide guidance on how Nigeria can benefit from AI, such as the development, use, and adoption of AI to proactively facilitate Nigeria’s development into a sustainable digital economy.

NITDA is responsible for developing standards, guidelines, and frameworks for the IT sector in Nigeria, as enshrined in Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007. The Agency invites the public to contribute and participate in developing National Artificial Intelligence Policy (NAIP).

Kindly use the link below to participate by providing input or contributing to the Policy’s development as an expert/specialist volunteer.

Send your input/contributions through:

  1. Contributions – https://forms.office.com/r/JmgCe8HauK
  2. Volunteer Expert Form – https://forms.office.com/r/nvmpp8Nv65

For inquiries and more information, please contact: ai@nitda.gov.ng


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