Google to train 20,000 Nigerians in digital skills

Google will provide digital skills training to 20,000 Nigerians

According to Google officials for Africa, the company plans to train 20,000 women and young people in Nigeria in digital skills and provide 1.2 billion naira ($1.6 million) to the government to support the creation of one million digital employment in the nation.

At a meeting with Google Africa officials in Abuja, Vice President Kashim Shettima stated that Nigeria intends to develop digital jobs for its burgeoning youth population. Shettima did not specify when the jobs will be created.

The program would be made possible, according to Google Africa executives, by a grant from its charitable division in collaboration with Data Science Nigeria and the Creative Industry Initiative for Africa.

Shettima claimed that Google’s program supported the government’s goal of boosting young people’s involvement in the digital economy. Shettima noted that the government is also collaborating on the project with the nation’s banks.

According to Olumide Balogun, the director of Google for West Africa, the business will invest money, teach digital skills to women and young people in Nigeria, and support startup growth, which will lead to job creation.

Charles Murito, the head of government relations and public affairs for Google Africa, stated during the conference that Google is committed to investing in digital infrastructure across Africa and added that job creation may be facilitated by digital transformation.


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