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AWS Opens Lagos Office, Increases Commitment to Africa


Amazon Web Services, has announced the opening of its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.
The new Lagos office is part of AWS’s support for the growing number of customers and partners in Nigeria.


The office will support organizations of all sizes, including startups, enterprises, and public sector agencies as they make the transition to AWS Cloud.


By opening a Lagos office, AWS can better address the increase in customer and partner adoption of AWS services in Nigeria. With a local presence, AWS will support new and existing customers looking to use AWS products and services to innovate, lower their information technology (IT) costs, and grow their organizations in the cloud.


In a statement, the regional Manager of Sub -Saharan Africa at Amazon Web Services, Ms Amrote Abdella notes that AWS presence in Lagos , is part of it’s efforts to support many fast-growing startups and notable Nigerian enterprises leading the way in digital innovation .
She further stated that apart from having a growing number of customers and partners in the country, AWS will support organizations of all sizes, including startups, enterprises, and public sector agencies as they make the transition to AWS Cloud.


It is also as aimed at having a better address the increase in customer and partner adoption of AWS services in Nigeria. With a local presence, AWS will support new and existing customers looking to use AWS products and services to innovate, lower their information technology (IT) costs, and grow their organizations in the cloud.


Ms Abdella 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.


“We are excited to open our first AWS office in Nigeria. 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,” said “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.”…Abdella said.


The minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Pantami says the programs of Amazon Web Services, AWS, supports the development of digital platforms and the country look forward to partnering with AWS to accelerate the implementation of National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).


Professor Pantami who said that Service Infrastructure Pillar of the NDEPS, emphasizes the importance of digital platforms in the development of a robust digital economy said Amazon announcing it’s first official presence in Lagos is a welcome development.

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