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Google launches domain for Nigerian businesses

By Charles Mgbolu
Search giant Google has Tuesday, launched a new website that allows business owners in the country to register their businesses online.

Juliet Ehimuan, Google country manager, at a workshop in Lagos said that the company was sticking to it’s core values of creating a more vibrant eco-environment that would help spur more local businesses tap into the unlimited advantages of the world wide web.

Juliet however noted that an unspecified amount of businesses will register  free during the campaign.

She said “Our goal is to provide all Small and Medium Businesses, SMB, in Nigeria with an easy end-to-end solution for leveraging online economy to grow their business. After all, every business in Nigeria deserves to have a website”

During the presentation of the web domain, the company gave cheering news. Juliet said “The number of Nigerians online has grown by 81% every year in the last 10 years. The numbers are expected to continue increasing”

Google through it’s Nigerian country manager further announced that more web clinics and demonstrating workshops will be arranged in the future to trickle the message to the millions of SMB operating in the country.

According to Juliet,“Because this domain is heavily dependent on internet access and availability, we are already in talks with service providers, governments and stakeholders to see how we can decongest the many barriers that limits internet access in the country.”

 

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