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UNGA 78: Bosun Tijani reveals AI top on Nigeria’s tech agenda at global summit



The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, has said that Nigeria will be seeking partnerships in three core areas of tech as part of its agenda at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78).

The Minister in a document titled: ‘Driving Nigeria’s Economic Growth through Global Partnerships in Innovation and Technology’ which he released on Sunday, said he would be seeking partnerships for the country’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF); AI Training, and Economic Diversification through Technology.

Tijani said his attendance at several events on the sidelines of the 78th session of UNGA 2023 is very significant as Nigeria positions itself at the nexus of technological innovation and sustainable development.

He added that this year’s UNGA presents an opportunity for Nigeria to align its strategies, initiatives, and aspirations with the global community.

Elaborating on the three key agendas that will form the crux of his participation at the global event, the Minister said:

The Minister added that by collaborating with global leaders and stakeholders, the country aims to bring forth a brighter, digital and inclusive future for Nigeria.

According to him, it is an opportunity to reinforce Nigeria’s global ties, understand emerging trends and co-design pathways that can elevate the prosperity of the nation.

The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) in New York will feature the High-Level General Debate from Tuesday 19 September to Saturday 23 September 2023 under the theme, “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all”.