CEM REPORT, ICT | To reinforce its commitment to Africa, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon, has opened its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to a statement issued by the firm’s Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Amrote Abdella, the office will support its growing number of customers and partners in Nigeria.
AWS, offers website hosting, backup, digital marketing, analytics, application integration, blockchain, networking, and other related services to clients worldwide.
“We are excited to open our first AWS office in Nigeria, Lagos offers a highly skilled and creative talent pool, and the area is home to many fast-growing startups and notable Nigerian enterprises leading the way in digital innovation.
“We look forward to fostering the country’s pioneering spirit and helping our customers accelerate their digital transformation as they deliver innovative new products and services to the Nigerian community.”
Speaking on products that comes with the new office Abdella said AWS Activate provides start-ups with the resources they need to get started on AWS, including up to $100,000 in credits, training, support, and contact with incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms.
Furthermore, according to the Regional Manager, AWS Academy helps university students and educators develop knowledge and skills about AWS Cloud computing, to accelerate cloud-related learning.
She added that AWS Academy member institutions in Nigeria included the University of Benin, the University of Jos, and Igbinedion University.