Google has ranked Nigeria the first in Africa and eighth in the world in terms of Internet growth having 91 million Internet users.
The company’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chibuzor, stated this on Friday, a day after the ‘Google for Nigeria ‘ event in Lagos.
She said, “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.
“For instance, YouTube is a platform for content creators to express themselves as well as grow their platforms. Today, we have 12,000 partners monetising their platforms in Nigeria. Women tech incubators have also transformed women into taking initiatives online.”
According to Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google believes that digital entrepreneurship is a great way for Nigeria to create jobs.