Big news for job-seekers in Nigeria! The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, had a sit-down with folks from Google at the Presidential Villa. They’re putting their money where their mouth is, offering a cool N1.2 billion to back the “Tinubu administration’s one million jobs plan.”
Shettima was all thumbs up about this cash boost, saying other companies should take a leaf out of Google’s book. He basically said, “Let’s get creative and make more jobs. It’s easy to talk, but actually doing it is tough. This government’s all in for teamwork with you guys.”
He also mentioned that Nigeria’s totally ready for business and that the current President wants to leave a mark that folks will be talking about for ages.
Shettima also talked about how the young people in Nigeria could be the secret sauce to making millions of digital jobs.
Shettima added, “We’re excited to work with Google and make our country better.”
Olumide Balogun, the Google guy in charge of West Africa, shared his excitement too. He’s totally on board with the plan to make a million digital jobs and they’re handing over more than N1.2 billion to get things rolling.
Balogun spilled the beans that they’ll be teaching digital skills to around 20,000 young people and women. This should help them do better and also give a boost to startups, which can create thousands more jobs.
Charles Murito, the Google bigwig for Government Relations and Public Policy in Africa, chimed in. He said Google’s all about pumping money into the tech scene across the continent. He’s betting that the tech revolution happening in Africa could mean heaps of new tech jobs.
Murito made it clear: “For Google’s big dreams to come true, we’ve gotta make sure Nigeria’s covered.”
Google’s pledge is a game-changer. It’s like they’re putting their money where their mouth is to make the most of Nigeria’s digital growth and open up more job opportunities.