Nigeria's South East Gets Robotics And AI Agency
Technology is affecting the way every nation does things now and Nigeria is ready to be part of this era that Artificial Intelligence is taking over.
There has been advocacy from different sectors on the infusion of technology in the way things are done in Nigeria for the speedy development of Africa's most populous nation and the Federal Government is ready to try that out.
President Muhammadu Buhari has set the process on by approving the establishment of an agency on robotics and Artificial Intelligence(AI) for the South East.
It is a region known for its technicality in manufacturing of products and that may have been the reason for the plan to set up the agency there.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, announced the approval of the agency at a grand rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.
Dr. Onu told the rally that in 2015 he pleaded with South-East not to put its eggs in one basket but his pleadings fell on deaf ears.
“In 2015 I pleaded with the zone not to put our eggs in one basket. Today I want them to compare the 16 years of PDP and relate it with just three years of APC.
“The three years of APC is greater than the 16 years of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); the second Niger bridge is nearing completion, the Enugu – Port-Harcourt and Enugu – Onitsha highways are in various levels of completion.
“The time has come for the South East to be in the mainstream of Nigerian politics by voting for President Buhari and APC in 2019,” he stated.
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