Nigerian gov supports AI initiatives with $290K in grants By Cointelegraph


The Nigerian Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, revealed on Friday, Oct.13, that the government intends to grant 5 million naira ($6,444) to 45 artificial intelligence (AI)-focused startups and researchers.

This initiative was disclosed by the minister in a post on X (formerly Twitter) and is part of the recently introduced Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme, which is designed to facilitate the widespread utilization of AI to drive economic advancement.