Amazon establishes a new office in Lagos, Nigeria

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The information technology firm, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has opened its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.

The firm’s regional manager of sub-Saharan Africa, Amrote Abdella,  made the disclosure on Tuesday November 1.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Abdella said that the office was to reiterate Amazon 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.”

Abdella said the new Lagos office was part of AWS’s support for the growing number of customers and partners in Nigeria. AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon, offers website hosting, backup, digital marketing, analytics, application integration, block chain, networking, and other related services to clients worldwide. “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.

Abdella also said that AWS Activate provides startups 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.

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