Google CEO visits Nigeria, hopes to train 10 Million Africans
Source :NewsBharati   Date :28-Jul-2017

Lagos, July 28: The business leaders across the world have identified Africa as an emerging market. The tech giant Google has also found African market relevant to Information and Technology. As Google is reaching across The World to teach digital skills, it has pledged to train 10 million people in Africa. The initial focus will be on Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. On Thursday Google CEO Sundar Pichal visited Nigeria for the first time.

"We're giving $2.5 million in initial grants to the non-profit arms of African startups, Gidi Mobile, and Siyavula, to provide free access to learning for 400,000 low-income students in South Africa and Nigeria. The grantees will also develop new digital learning materials that will be free for anyone to use,” Google CEO stated.

Google CEO has also announced the inclusion of increased content in Google Map for Nigeria. It has also launched a Local Guide to make young Nigerians more aware of their country. Google will also help startups from Africa. Google has already reached its initial target of training digital skill to 1 million people from Africa.

“It is only logical that government is determined not only to create policies and incentives but also collaborate with global technology leaders like Google to ensure smart digital Nigeria initiative and to make technology more accessible and useful to drive more businesses and in turn, contribute to a richer and diversified economy,” Nigerian Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu said.