AWS – Amazon Web Services , has announced that it has open its Office in lagos Nigeria . This comes up after opening its south African branch in Johannesburg .
AWS a subsidiary of Amazon which 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,’’ Abdella said.
Ms Amrote Abdella, is AWS Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa.
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,” said Amrote Abdella, regional manager of Sub -Saharan Africa at AWS.
AWS has also affirmed its support for Nigeria start-ups and the community with programs like AWS Activate and AWS educational programs like AWS Academy, AWS Educate and AWS re/Start.
“AWS Activate provides start-ups with the resources they need to get started on AWS, including up to $100,000 in AWS credits, training, support, and contact with incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms,” the company stated.
AWS Academy member institutions in Nigeria include the University of Benin, University of Jos and Igbinedion University. AWS re/Start is a 12-week, in-person, skills-based training program that covers fundamental AWS Cloud skills and practical career skills, such as interviewing and resume writing, to help prepare individuals for entry-level cloud positions.
AWS re/Start in Nigeria has expanded the program to three locations — Lagos, Edo, and Benue. In Benue State, AWS Partner, New Vision Institute Technology, recently opened a campus hosting over 100 AWS re/Start learners in Otukpo, Benue.