Miss Seember Nyager, who is in charge of Google’s public policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, says that Google will help small business owners in Aba learn how to use digital tools.
Nyager told Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia in Umuahia on Wednesday when Google officials were there.
She said that the plans for the Google Digital Skills Community project to start in Aba have been made.
She said that the project was part of the organization’s work to give small business owners in the state long-term digital training chances.
Seember Nyager said that Google was ready to work with the Abia government as long as the project was tied to and part of the current administration’s plan for growth.
“Aba is Africa’s China. There is a lot of production going on in Aba, and we think that digital skills can be used to help the manufacturing business in many ways.
“This is why Google is ready to work with the government of Abia. This is just one thing that Google will do in Abia.
She said, “We want to make sure that people with great skills will use those skills to take their business to the next level.”
In her address, Mrs. Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, who is in charge of Google’s brand and reputation in Sub-Saharan Africa, said that the Digital Skill Community project was made to help people connect with Google.
Aderemi-Makinde said that Google was committed to giving Nigerians long-term training tools that would help them build and grow their businesses using digital skills.
In his comment, Mr. Daniel Chinagozi, a Google Training Partner, said that the goal of the training program was to give digital skills to at least 10,000 people.
Chinagozi asked the state government to work with Google to help set up a Google G-Station in Abia. He said that this would help the economy and society grow.
In response, Gov. Ikpeazu said that the plan was well-timed and good and that it would add to what the Abia government was already doing to help small businesses grow and fight unemployment.
The governor, who was not there in person but was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chris Ezem, said that getting digital skills would help people serve their clients more efficiently and effectively.
Ikpeazu said, “This would give a boost to Aba’s business setting and take it to the next level.
“The state government fully backs what you’re doing and will do whatever it takes to make sure the people of Abia use it.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says that the state’s small and medium-sized business owners will soon be able to take part in the Digital Skills Community program in Aba. (NAN)