National Assembly Moves to Establish Legal Framework for Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria.

National Assembly Moves to Establish Legal Framework for Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria.

Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, has assured that the 10th National Assembly will establish a legal framework to govern the adoption of Artificial Intelligence, AI, in the country.

Abbas said this at the 2023/2024 matriculation of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS)/University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Abuja on Monday.

Represented by the Minority Leader, Hon.
Kingsley Chinda, Abbas said that the parliament was aware of the global advancement on AI.

Abbas said many developed countries had advanced their educational systems and continue to explore opportunities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize human capital development.

He said: “In order to key in to this emerging development, the 10th National Assembly will strive to provide a legal framework for regulating the adoption of AI in our country

“This is in order to ensure an optimal mix of labour-capital ratio in our nation’s development process.

“In this direction, NILDS is expected to look into the possibilities of providing research-based intellectual support to facilitate the actualization of this very important modern process.

“While the 10th National Assembly will continue to support NILDS, your role as students, therefore, is though simple but important.”
Meanwhile, Director General, NILDS Prof. Abubakar O.Sulaiman has attributed the improved quality of academic programs of the Institute to the dedication of the leadership at the National Assembly, the University of Benin, lecturers, National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education.

He noted that this year’s matriculation ceremony stands out in several aspects, featuring a larger number of enrollments compared to previous years. Additionally, it marks the first time foreign students have joined the programme.