November 24, 2020

My News on Point

Daily News Update From Top News Blog Around The World | Your News on The Go

Nigeria preparing for 4th Industrial Revolution through emerging technologies – NITDA DG

2 min read

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to power the fourth industrial revolution.

He said Nigeria, through NITDA, is investing in the area to become part of the next industrial boom.

Mr Abdullahi said this while delivering a goodwill message at the National Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting organised by Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE), held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.

This year’s conference with the theme: “Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Sustainable Development” was attended by the creme de la’ creme of engineering profession across the country and beyond.

The director-general, while speaking further, hinted that all the previous industrial revolutions were powered by engineers and now that we are at the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it makes the conference even more timely.

He noted that Africa lost out in the first, second and third industrial revolutions but now it is at the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is going to be powered by Artificial Intelligence, Augmentive Reality and other technologies to change the way of work.

“Emerging technologies such as, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way we design, plan and execute engineering projects,” he added.

At NITDA, he said, having this knowledge in mind, the agency is preparing Nigeria to be digital technology inclined, and just last week, the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, commissioned first National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria, which was built by NITDA.

“This is the right time for you to learn how these new technologies are going to help you excel and thrive in this world we are creating, a digital world,” he told the participants.

Mr Abdullahi also hinted that the centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities that can help design and produce prototype solutions for the fourth industrial revolution.

He said the agency was looking forward to receiving a communique from the conference to see how it can work together and build innovation ecosystem in Nigeria and prepare the country for the fourth industrial revolution.

The president of NSE, Mohammed Babagana, thanked the members of the Organising Committee for a job well done despite the limited time.

Dangote adbanner 728x90_2 (1)

He emphasised the importance of engineering in the development of any nation.
“Engineering is development, development is engineering and engineering is life,” he added.

PT Mag Campaign AD

Source link

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us
  • Contribute to MyNewsonPoint - Register to become an author to contribute with your knowledge.
  • Send breaking news, releases, photos or videos of happenings around the world Us via
Live Updates COVID-19 CASES
  • World 59,565,204
    Confirmed: 59,565,204
    Active: 16,945,230
    Recovered: 41,217,002
    Death: 1,402,972
  • USA 12,777,371
    Confirmed: 12,777,371
    Active: 4,964,670
    Recovered: 7,549,014
    Death: 263,687
  • UK 1,527,495
    Confirmed: 1,527,495
    Active: 1,472,265
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 55,230
  • Italy 1,431,795
    Confirmed: 1,431,795
    Active: 796,849
    Recovered: 584,493
    Death: 50,453
  • Nigeria 66,439
    Confirmed: 66,439
    Active: 3,030
    Recovered: 62,241
    Death: 1,168
  • Ghana 50,941
    Confirmed: 50,941
    Active: 1,019
    Recovered: 49,599
    Death: 323