Google launches station in Nigeria, targets 200 locations by 2019

Google launches station in Nigeria, targets 200 locations by 2019

"Google station is a program that is created to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in partnership with 21st Century". Mr. Anjali also announced that the stations will be spread to six more cities in the country before the end of 2019.

Tech giant Google says it has launched its free Wi-Fi service for Nigerians, the Google Station, in Ikeja, Lekki and other parts of Lagos.

Google Nigeria country director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor confirmed this in a statement.

Google has announced plans to rollout Internet hotspots in Nigeria, a move that will give millions of people online access. According to Google, only 35 percent of Africans can today access the web compared to 48 percent in Asia, 67 in Latin America, 85 in Europe and 95 in North America.

"Google Station will be rolling out in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019, bringing Wi-Fi to millions of people".

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This includes the job search feature launched in March in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, and a search experience in collaboration with experts at the University of Ibadan that allows users explore health conditions based on symptoms.

Osinbajo recalled that a digital skills training programme was launched in 2016, aimed at training of 400,000 youths on basic digital skills, adding that the government had since trained more than one million persons in partnership with Google and local digital firms.

"We've also trained more than 9,000 Africans developers who are on their way to becoming Google certified".

The Google chief said that the country would continue to seek digital growth of Nigeria and Africa as Nigeria now had over 45 million mobile internet users and future growth would be driven by smart phones now growing at 14 per cent annually. We need to connect young people to technology, we have to use the Internet.

We will have to wait and see if Google will achieve their goals of serving millions of Nigerians with free internet, but for now the promise on saving data seems to have gotten many people excited.

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