Cloud company, Amazon Web Services (AWS) said Nigerians will benefit from it global capacity trainings. The company also indicated that its research revealed that 30 to 45% of jobs in Nigeria will require digital skills by 2030. This information was revealed by the Vice President of Global Services at AWS, Uwem Ukpong, who was in Nigeria earlier this week to meet with the Nigerian government officials disclosed this during a media roundtable in Lagos.

According to him, the findings indicate that Nigeria would need to build more capacity in digital skills by training more people. He said the meeting with Nigerian government officials was centered on how the country can be part of the AWS global plans to train 29 million people globally for free by 2025.
He noted that AWS investment in Nigeria encompasses not only technological infrastructure but also a strong commitment to human capital development.

Recognizing the importance of skill-building in the digital age, AWS has made significant strides in training and upskilling the Nigerian workforce. He emphasized the significance of high-level engagement as a major step forward in working closely with the Nigerian Government to deliver on its promise of a renewed and hopeful future.

“It was a privilege and honour to meet His Excellency, the Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima GCON and discuss strategies around digital transformation. The Vice President shared some key insights and reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthening the economy and welcoming new investment opportunities in this dispensation. I would like to thank His Excellency, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Hadejia, and the wider team for their hospitality and look forward to working closely with the Nigerian Government to deliver on its renewed hope promise,” said Ukpong.

Through initiatives such as AWS Academy, AWS re/Start, and AWS Educate, AWS has trained over 50,000 Nigerians in cloud technologies since 2017. These educational programs are crucial in equipping the Nigerian workforce with the necessary skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving digital economy.

Tobi Reuben Adetunji
Tobi Reuben Adetunji
Tobi Reuben Adetunji, holds a Degree and Master Degree in Political Science from the prestigious, Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife Osun and University of Lagos Akoka, Lagos State respectively. His research interests revolve around; African Politics and Economy, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Renewable Energy and information Technology.

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