President Bola Tinubu has announced the Federal Government of Nigeria’s commitment to partnering with global tech giant Google Incorporated to establish one million digital jobs in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications & Strategy, Dele Alake, President Tinubu made this declaration during Google Global Vice President Richard Gingras’ visit to the State House on Friday.
President Tinubu conveyed his confidence in the abundance of creative and talented young individuals in Nigeria who are eager to learn and thrive in the digital age. He emphasized that Google, with its advanced capabilities and tools, could play a pivotal role in fostering their success.
Discussing Google’s role in promoting free speech, freedom of the press, and democracy through its platforms, Tinubu asserted the importance of safeguarding these values in the public interest.
In response, Gingras expressed his admiration for the ingenuity and talent displayed by Nigerian youth, who have been utilizing technology and digital tools to enhance information accessibility and advocate for democracy.
Gingras assured President Tinubu of Google’s profound interest in Nigeria and its readiness to support the Federal Government in various domains, including Artificial Intelligence and other digital innovations, which empower young people to become successful digital entrepreneurs.