GoogleforNigeria: Google Roll Out Programs to help Nigerians and Africans




The giant tech company On July 26, 2018, Google announced products and programs to help more people in Nigeria and across Africa in an event tag Googlefornigeria to benefit from the opportunities the web giant has to offer.  The programs include:


Google Station: high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots across Nigeria
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Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the launch of Google Station in Lagos Nigeria.


Country Director, Google Nigeria Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor claim that access to the internet growth in Africa is still limited only by 35 percent compared to 48 percent in Asia, 67 in Latin America, 85 in Europe and 95 in North America. Many internet users in Africa don't have Wi-Fi in their homes, relying instead on the few public Wi-Fi hotspots to connect, communicate and learn she said.


Google Station is to provide high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in partnership with the 21st Century, one of the largest fiber network providers in Nigeria.

The program will be rolling out in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019, to bring Wi-Fi to millions of people. The locations will include markets, transport hubs, shopping malls. universities and more.

Nigeria is the first country in Africa where Google Station would be launched and the fifth country after India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Mexico.




Another program is launched by Google is
Google Go: It's an app launched in April that makes it easy for people to discover the best of the internet, even on low-Ram smartphones or unstable network connections.

On Thursday during the event, Google announced a new feature within Google Go that reads web pages out loud and highlights each word so you can follow along. It's a new and easier way of using the web and it will be available for billions of pages and in 28 languages in the coming weeks. So whether you're learning something new, need to have your hands free, or just want to kick back and let your phone do the work, Google can read it for you.


Among other programs launched in Nigeria are. 

Google Search & Maps: Helping you find what you need

YouTube Go: more control over downloaded videos

Android Go: Bringing the power of computing to more people

Supporting startups and non-profit organizations

Growing with Google

A year ago, the company announced initiatives aimed at getting people the right skills and tools to make the digital world work for them, their businesses and their communities.



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