Google has partnered with United Bank of Africa, also known as UBA to provide free internet to customers in Nigeria. This partnership has to do with the Google Station Initiative, where Google promised to provide free internet to Nigerians and roll out the initiative to 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019.
Google Nigeria’s country director said in a statement, “With the help of our partners, we are offering high-quality internet access in heavily-trafficked areas like airports, markets, malls and bus stations throughout the country, especially in areas where there were no internet connections before.”
She also added that, “Even with the amazing progress on expanding mobile internet, we are finding that public Wi-Fi remains a crucial step in getting free, high quality internet to everyone,”
As a result of this partnership between Google and UBA, Lagosians will soon start enjoying free internet via wifi connection. Google has planned to spread out this free internet service to 11 locations in Lagos, Nigeria. The eleven branches are;
- UBA Bank Road, 810-811 Bank Road, Daleko;
- UBA Matori, 21 Fatai Atere street;
- UBA Surulere, 152 Ogunlana Drive;
- UBA Allen, 13 Allen Avenue, Ikeja;
- UBA Tisco Plaza, Alausa;
- UBA Apapa, 11-13 Warehouse Road, Apapa;
- UBA Marina, 55 Marina, Lagos Island;
- UBA HQ, Broad Street, Marina;
- UBA Lekki Admiralty;
- UBA Oke Arin and
- UBA Aspamda Plaza, Trade Fair.
Those are the 11 locations that Google plans to spread out this free internet service to for now. Any recent updates concerning Google Station’s initiative will be updated right here on this blog, so stay tuned for more updates.