Drawing on the distinct challenges and opportunities that AI presents in the Nigerian context, she highlighted that it would not be feasible for the nation to adopt the practice codes of the EU or U.S.

Instead, Nigeria would develop a code that resonates with its unique circumstances, building upon the international codes as a foundation.

Umar maintained that this is critical in light of the increasing concerns around the risks associated with AI use and Nigeria’s readiness to tackle the rise of emerging technologies, notably the introduction of OpenAI’s ChatGPT.