Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has commended Google’s 1.2 billion naira grant initiative for the President Tinubu administration’s one million jobs initiative.
Shettima made the commendation when he received in the audience some executives of Google, a leading global technology company, at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.
According to him, the announcement of a grant of 1.2 billion naira to support the Tinubu administration’s digital jobs initiative is commendable and worthy of emulation by other companies.
Speaking about the potential of Nigeria’s young population, the Vice President said Nigeria has a unique opportunity to harness the potential of its huge youth population to create millions of jobs in the digital sector.
On his part, the Director of Google, West Africa, Olumide Balogun, said the company was excited about the Tinubu administration’s vision of creating one million digital jobs and was committing over 1.2 billion naira in grants to support the initiative.
He said the company, through the programme, would provide digital skills to over 20,000 youths and women to enhance and improve their lives and livelihoods and also enable several startups to grow and create thousands of jobs in the sector.