Google CEO Sundar Pichai Visits Nigeria, Launches YouTube Go and To Train 10m Africans

Wow! This is Sundar Pichai, Google CEO first visit to Nigeria, has planned to trained 10million Africans and had successfully launched the YouTube Go – offline version of YouTube video sharing platform for users with slow internet connection.

YouTube Go will allow users preview and download videos, rather than streaming and essentially save data costs. This will help Nigerians to access YouTube even in a poor Internet connection area.

Nigeria has 3.9mbps average speed when compared to countries in the middle east while Qatar has the fastest internet connection of 13.7mbps. Below is the statistics.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has a 191million population and an estimated 91million Internet users.

In the other hand, Google Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google also tweeted about training 10m Africans. Saying;

“Thrilled that we’re expanding our digital skills program to train 10M Africans over the next 5 years #GoogleforNigeria,” 

Training 10million Nigerians will build businesses, create jobs and boost economic growth across the continent.

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