The visit of the Chief Executive Officer, Google, Sundar Pitchai, has ushered in good tidings for budding tech geeks who want to broaden their horizon after he (Pitchai) said that his team would be training 10 million Africans.
Pitachai who was speaking on Thursday at the Google for Nigeria event in Lagos, however noted that his company hopes to train that many Nigerians over the next five years.
The CEO of Google who later visited computer village at Ikeja, Lagos, also expressed the need for individuals and businesses to leverage the digital space and subsequently transition into a digital economy.
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At the event, the tech company also announced that not less than 1,000 new addresses to areas in places like Ikeja and Ikoyi of Lagos State have been added on Google Map which according to Pitchai will help improve address search experience in the surrounding areas.
Speaking at the event, Pitchai said; “The second addition is to buildings. Google also added detailed outlines of more than a million commercial businesses. This building footprint will help users get a better understanding of the world around them.”
Continuing, he added that, “Google has added more than 100,000 small businesses across leading cities in Nigeria, like Abuja and Lagos, to help improve local search experience significantly.”
His visit is coming eleven months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa for a series of meetings with key players in the country’s tech ecosystem.
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