FG, Stakeholder Interface on the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Government

  • The continued call for a digital society has once again been amplified by Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy
  • In a bid to shift from analog to digital society, the Nigerian National Committee on Information for All Programs (IFAP) is pushing the campaign
  • Professor Anunobi from the National Library of Nigeria said it is high time for Nigeria to explore the use of artificial intelligence and e-governance.

FCT, Abuja- The Nigerian National Committee on Information for All Programs (IFAP) has called for the adoption of electronic data management in governance, access to information and the integration of artificial intelligence.

This was announced during a roundtable with the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy and other stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday, October 4.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, alongside Liberian national, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi. Photo: Isa Ali Pantami
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Speaking at the panel discussion, Liberian national of the National Library of Nigeria, Professor Chinwe Veronica Anunobi said that the essence of the interface is to reduce the challenges of implementing artificial intelligence , electronic governance and access to information.

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She said there is a need for governments around the world, including Nigeria, to start using print/electronic information and artificial intelligence.

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Professor Anunobi said the purpose of the roundtable was to:

“Promote and expand access to public domain information through the organization, digitization and preservation of information.

“Support training, continuing education, lifelong learning in communication, information and computing.

“Support the production of local content and foster the availability of indigenous knowledge through basic literacy and ICT training.”

UNESCO’s program aligns with our digital policies – Pantami

Also present at the forum was the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, who gave the opening speech.

Pantami said the focus of the roundtable was aligned with UNESCO’s program to mark universal access to information.

He said that AI innovation is in line with Nigeria’s digital principles and policies and should be embraced to foster development in required sectors.

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The round table took place in the presence of UNESCO delegates and other stakeholders interested in adopting the innovation.

Source: Legit.ng