The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has been advised to leverage on smart technology in order to place the country among players in the fourth industrial revolution.
Director General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, said this Wednesday while delivering his address as special guest at a conference organised by the MAN with the theme: “Digital Economy Campaign: Prospect and Industrial Connections”
The DG stated that with various opportunities provided by the present day’s cutting edge technologies like Internet of Things, (IoT); Artificial Intelligence, (AI); Robotic Technology “every manufacturer can increase his top line revenue and lower his bottom line cost.
He said these emerging technologies will make factories smarter and more functional without or less human intervention. “Emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Industrial Internet of Thing, (IoT), Automation and Robotic Technology would boost productivities, increase sales, improve efficiency, reduce cost and keep up with the increasingly sophisticated competition.
Earlier, President of MAN Mr Ahmed Mansur in his opening remarks said that the conference would enable the association to learn about new approaches to manufacturing which could result into market expansion.