The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) plans to establish AI developer communities throughout Nigeria to shape technology development.

NITDA is collaborating with the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) and Google Developers Group (GDG) aims to train and empower developers across the nation. The NITDA Director-General, Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, revealed this while meeting with instructors and some NITDA AI Developers Training (NAIDT) participants in Abuja.

Inuwa added that, the NAIDT platform would be used to develop homegrown super applications like generative AI and language modeling. These applications will which could then be tested and used to support the government’s digitalization plans.

The National Director of NCAIR, Mr. Ya’u Garba, also speaking at the event, stated that the project, which has been in existence for a year, aims to teach one million developers under the slogan “Learn, Teach, and Earn.” The vision is to create a community of developers across the country where people can come, learn, and after that, they can teach others or start their businesses and impact society.

The director general and NITDA received praise from Mr. Ibrahim Muhammed, a representative of the Google Developers Group (GDG), for their consistent support during the training course.

Participants now have access to businesses, instructors, and jobs thanks to the program. Through a series of coaching sessions and lectures, the program’s 1227 beneficiaries from 10 Cohorts learned how to program in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Ufuoma Rejoice Idighri
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