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Amazon Web Service has opened Operations in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., today announced the establishment of its first office in Lagos, Nigeria. The new Lagos location is part of AWS’s commitment to the country’s expanding number of customers and partners. The office will help organizations of all sizes, including startups, enterprises, and government agencies, transition to AWS Cloud.

Amazon Web Services can better meet the increased customer and partner use of AWS services in Nigeria by launching a Lagos location. With a local presence, AWS will serve new and existing customers that want to use AWS products and services to innovate, reduce IT expenses, and expand their businesses in the cloud.

“We are thrilled to be launching our first AWS office in Nigeria.” “Lagos has a highly competent and creative talent pool, and the location is home to numerous fast-growing startups and noteworthy Nigerian firms leading the way in digital innovation,” said Amrote Abdella, AWS’s regional manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are excited to help our customers speed their digital transformation as they bring innovative new products and services to the Nigerian community.”

The new AWS office in Lagos is welcomed by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. “The Service Infrastructure Pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) highlights the importance of digital platforms in the establishment of a vibrant digital economy,” stated Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. Amazon Web Services programs promote the development of such platforms, and we look forward to collaborating with AWS to speed the implementation of NDEPS.”

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Amazon Web Services’s latest investment in Africa is the new Lagos office. AWS account managers, partner managers, solution architects, and other roles work with Nigerian customers to run everything from development and test environments to big data analytics; mobile, web, and social apps; enterprise business applications; Internet of Things (IoT); and mission-critical workloads.

Customers of AWS include some of Nigeria’s fastest-growing and most well-known startups and businesses, including SeamlessHR, Yellow Card, BFree, Bankly, and public sector institutions.
Amazon Web Services also actively promotes Nigerian startups and the community through programs such as Amazon Web Services Activate, as well as educational programs such as AWS Academy, AWS Educate, and Amazon Web Services re/Start. AWS Activate gives startups the resources they need to get started on AWS, such as up to $100,000 in AWS credits, training, support, and connections to incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms. AWS Academy assists university students and educators in developing knowledge and skills about AWS Cloud computing in order to increase cloud adoption.related education.

The University of Benin, the University of Jos, and Igbinedion University are all AWS Academy member institutions in Nigeria. AWS re/Start is a 12-week, in-person skills-based training program that covers essential AWS Cloud abilities as well as practical job skills such as interviewing and resume writing to help individuals prepare for entry-level cloud positions.

In Nigeria, AWS re/Start has extended to three locations: Lagos, Edo, and Benue. In Benue state, AWS Partner New Vision Institute Technology has constructed a campus in Otukpo, Nigeria, a remote rural village, to host over 100 AWS re/Start trainees.
AWS also has a thriving user community in Lagos, with hundreds of members that host local meetups for developers to network and share best practices and information. Visit the AWS User Group page to join the AWS Nigeria user group.

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