As different countries of the world are taking critical steps to revive their economy after months of inactivity due to the coronavirus, Google has stretched a helping hand towards Nigeria.
A few weeks ago, the federal government of Nigeria ordered the re-opening of major sectors in the country. Since then, Nigeria has been steadily recovering from the effect of the pandemic on its economy.
In a bid to help the country recover faster, Google has announced its plan to help the vulnerable population, individuals, job seekers, businesses, and educational institutions.
The firm aims to support them as they adapt to the new normal and begin to rebuild and recover from the impact of the pandemic.
This announcement was made by Google Nigeria during a virtual conference session to identify several ways to support the country in its economic recovery phase.
The tech giant’s initiative looks to cater to the funding needs, training, and services of different individuals and corporate bodies across various sectors.
To dispense the service it has planned, Google has partnered with the Nigerian Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. The partnership will allow youth-owned SMBs to be beneficiaries of the Google support scheme.
Now, Google has designed a dedicated digital hub which will provide individuals and businesses with free resources and tools.
Through the digital platform, over 500,000 small businesses will be helped to put their businesses online or increase their digital online presence. The company aims to achieve this through Google My Business (GMB); an online tool which helps businesses connect with millions of users monthly.