Amazon Web Services (AWS) now has an office in Lagos.
The Amazon subsidiary provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. These cloud computing web services provide distributed computing processing capacity and software tools via AWS server farms.
The new Lagos office is part of its support for the growing number of customers and partners in Nigeria, this is according to Amrote Abdella, the firm’s regional manager of sub-Saharan Africa.
“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.”
“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.”
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said, “The Service Infrastructure Pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) emphasizes the importance of digital platforms in the development of a robust digital economy.
“The programs of Amazon Web Services support the development of such platforms and we look forward to partnering with AWS to accelerate the implementation of NDEPS.”
Amazon opened its first Amazon Web Services (AWS) datacentre in Africa located in Cape Town, South Africa in 2020.