Juliet Ehimuan-Chibuzor, Google Manager in Nigeria disclosed this on Friday, just a day after the ‘Google for Nigeria ‘ event in Lagos.
“With the massive Internet growth in Nigeria, the momentum is now being felt in the entire African region, and we are using the opportunity to help people create innovative contents and grow their start-up ecosystem.
“For instance, YouTube is a platform for content creators to express themselves as well as grow their platforms. Today, we have 12,000 partners monetising their platforms in Nigeria. Women tech incubators have also transformed women into taking initiatives online.”
The Manager, however added that Google believes that digital entrepreneurship is a great way for Nigeria to create jobs.
“In 2016, we announced plans to create free digital skills training for one million young Africans and over half of the number came from different regions in Nigeria.
“For the Nigerians we trained, the search on impact showed that 91 per cent of them said their self-confidence had improved since taking the training; 70 per cent of them have attracted new customers; and 91 per cent have grown their business.
“We are constantly learning about the market and how to better serve the market. These accomplishments are due to partnerships with the federal and state governments, telecom firms, banks and other leading brands.”