See Why Google Has So Much Interest In Nigeria
So, there has been unprecedented interest by big tech companies in Nigeria.
First, it was social network giant, Facebook, whose founder, Mark Zuckerberg had to make a trip to Nigeria.
This week, it was the turn of Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai to make a surprise visit.
So, what is the nectar in Nigeria attracting these Butterflies?
Well, you don’t have to look far. There are 91 million Internet users in Nigeria. This put the West African country at the top in terms of internet penetration in Africa and eighth in the world.
The company’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chibuzor, stated this on Friday, a day after the ‘Google for Nigeria’ event in Lagos.
“With the massive Internet growth in Nigeria, the momentum is now being felt in the entire African region and we are using the opportunity to help people create innovative contents and grow their start-up ecosystem,” Ehimuan-Chibuzor said,
According to her, content creators are using Google’s YouTube to express themselves as well as grow their businesses.
“Today, we have 12,000 partners monetising their platforms in Nigeria. Women tech incubators have also transformed women into taking initiatives online,” she said.