Android Kotlin: “overrides nothing” error appears on instantiateItem() function of PagerAdapter

I just began learning Kotlin for work and one of the first errors I encountered is “overrides nothing” pointing at the overrides of the function instantiateItem() for my PagerAdapter

The function/method signature was like this:

override fun instantiateItem(parent: ViewGroup?, position: Int): Any {

To fix the error, I simply removed the question mark from the arguments so that it looked like:

override fun instantiateItem(parent: ViewGroup, position: Int): Any {

Voila! Error gone and the swipe view that needed the PagerAdapter worked.

Reference: Sudden “overrides nothing” errors appear, no recent change to Kotlin build version

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