Google plans to educate 20,000 Nigerian women and youth and provide $1.6 million in grants. The group wants to help the government and create one million digital jobs in the country. “We will fund and empower women and youth in Nigeria with digital skills and enable startups to grow, create jobs,” confirmed Google West Africa Director Olumide Balogun.
“This initiative supports the government’s commitment to increase the participation of young people in the digital economy,” explains Vice President Kashim Shettima and adds: “Nigeria plans to create digital jobs for its youth population.” He did not give any timetable. The program is said to have been made possible in collaboration with Google Africa, Data Science Nigeria and Creative Industry for Africa.