Dr. Bosun Tijani, Nigeria's Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, has unveiled the government's goal of generating 50,000 jobs through Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2030.
This announcement was made as part of the ministry's four-year Strategic Blueprint titled 'Accelerating Our Collective Prosperity Through Technical Efficiency.'
Tijani emphasized AI's potential for technological and economic transformation and highlighted the need for a comprehensive national strategy. Nigeria aims to become a top destination for AI training and talents globally and improve its AI readiness and adoption ranking to the top 50 by 2030.
The blueprint focuses on five key pillars: Knowledge, Policy, Infrastructure, Innovation, entrepreneurship and capital (IEC), and Trade, all aimed at driving the country's digital economy forward.