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FG’s 1 Million Digital Jobs: VP hails Google’s N1.2bn grant initiative



Google team and the VP Kasim Shettima

The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, has lauded Google’s N1.2 billion grant initiative for the Tinubu administration’s one million jobs scheme.

According to a statement by Olusola Abiola, Director, Information Office of the Vice President, disclosed this on Tuesday when Shettima received some Google executives at the state house.

The Vice President stated this today when he received in the audience some executives of Google – a leading global technology company, at the Presidential Villa. According to the Vice President, the announcement of a grant of N1.2 billion to support the Tinubu administration’s digital jobs initiative was commendable and worthy of emulation by other companies.

“Let’s think outside the box and create more job opportunities. We need to walk the talk. It is easy to pontificate but very difficult to bring all the ideas to fruition. I want to assure you this administration is ready to partner with you. “Nigeria is ready for business. The President we have now wants to leave a legacy that Nigerians will be proud of many years after,” the VP explained.

Director of Google West Africa, Mr Olumide Balogun, said the company was excited about the Tinubu administration’s vision of creating one million digital jobs and was committing over N1.2 billion in grants to support the initiative.