The Oasis Reporters
October 1, 2021
What an exciting way to herald the good tidings of Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary.
Customers of Nigeria’s leading Tier-1 bank with several winning belts round its waist woke up this holiday morning to their email addresses and encountered the bank’s feminine chatbot, Ziva in an elegant dress of the country’s national colours, which is Green and White wishing everyone a happy anniversary.
“May this Independence Day herald a period of unity, peace and progress for our Great Nation.
From all of us at Zenith Bank”, it’s message read.
It is a public holiday today all across Nigeria and it’s diplomatic missions all over the world as announced by Rauf Aregbesola, the nation’s Internal Affairs minister. Therefore revellers would be indoors and outdoors sharing good times with family and friends.
Ziva though, would be at work handling issues with ease for Zenith Bank customers, signifying the growing entrance of chatbots into the workplace. Artificial Intelligence created it. Like former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido said at Kadinvest in Kaduna, the future of the economy shall be in the hands of Artificial Intelligence. Those who manufacture it and those who control it.
Economy is now knowledge driven.
As people call our lines at The Oasis Reporters this morning, their greetings are ‘Happy New Month’ and ‘Happy Independence Day’, Nigeria.
Churches though, like Winner’s Chapel led by Bishop David Oyedepo have gathered to intercede with the heavens in prayers for Nigeria at 61.