Tinubu laud Aboh’s appointment into UK AI centre

The President, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, showered praises on Nigerian-born British Artificial Intelligence expert, Abel Aboh, who was recently appointed into the Board of the Data Lab Innovation Centre, Scotland, United Kingdom.⁣

Tinubu’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Information, State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, titled ‘President Tinubu hails appointment of Nigerian-Born British AI expert, Abel Aboh, into Scotland’s Board of Data Lab Centre.’⁣

A graduate of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow and the University of Lincoln, Aboh is among the 20 new board members to sit across the centre’s Governance, Innovation and Education Advisory Boards for three years.⁣

Established in 2014, the Data Lab strengthens the board to propel Scotland’s data and AI potential. The Lab mission is to help Scotland maximise value from data and lead the world to a data-powered future.⁣

While praising Aboh for “making Nigeria proud on a global stage in the field of Artificial Intelligence” President Tinubu noted his “impressive professional achievement” in the United Kingdom and how his expertise and new board appointment represent an important step in the agency’s efforts in enhancing Scotland’s data and AI potential.⁣

He said “I congratulate Abel Aboh for his appointment as a Board member of the Data Lab Innovation Centre in Scotland, United Kingdom. ⁣

“The success story of Aboh will certainly motivate many Nigerian young people in the technology space to achieve more excellence. ⁣

“This great Nigerian has made our country proud and I am particularly happy about the honour he brought onto himself and our country.” ⁣

The Nigerian leader reasoned that Artificial Intelligence, data science and machine learning will take the centre stage in the new global knowledge economy. ⁣

Therefore, his administration would prioritise technological innovation as a means of creating a better future for Nigerian youths who will also be inspired by Aboh’s career accomplishments.⁣

“A major priority of our administration is to invest in education, especially science and technology, to empower our young people to become more globally competitive in the emerging new world of Artificial Intelligence.⁣

“Abel Aboh has set a worthy example many of our youth will draw from. I wish him greater success,” President Tinubu said. ⁣

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