Amazon Web Services opens office in Nigeria

by Johnson Daniel

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has announced the establishment of its first office in Lagos, Nigeria. This follows Amazon’s announcement of plans to expand into Nigeria a few months ago.

Amrote Abdella, the firm’s regional manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, announced on Tuesday that the office would strengthen its commitment to Africa.

“We are excited to open our first AWS office in Nigeria,” she said. “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.”

Ms Abdella stated that the new Lagos office is part of AWS’s support for the country’s growing number of customers and partners.

AWS regions around the world

AWS regions around the world | Source: Dgtl Infra

AWS, an Amazon subsidiary, provides clients worldwide with website hosting, backup, digital marketing, analytics, application integration, blockchain, networking, and other related services.

“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,” added Ms Abdella.

Ms Abdella also mentioned that AWS Activate gives startups the resources they need to get started on AWS, such as up to $100,000 in credits, training, support, and connections to incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms.

AWS Academy, according to her, assists university students and educators in developing knowledge and skills about AWS Cloud computing to accelerate cloud-related learning.

According to the regional manager, AWS Academy member institutions in Nigeria include the Universities of Benin, Jos, and Igbinedion.

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