Nigeria’s government is looking to boost its digital footprint with a partnership with Google to offer a Google+ app.
The Google+ mobile app will be rolled out in the capital, Abuja, next year, according to a Google News article from last month.
“We want to reach people with Google+ apps for their smartphones.
This is a first step to build our business,” said Mr Abubakar Gomes, a Google executive.”
There is a need to offer Google+ as a platform for education, healthcare and social media in Africa,” he added.
The announcement comes as Google expands its operations in Africa, including expanding its offices in Lagos and Nairobi.
It said last month that it planned to expand its digital operations in Nigeria from 10 to 30 employees.
Google+ is a platform that lets users share photos, videos and other content with others and connect with them.
It is used by more than 300 million people in Nigeria.
Google+ aims to help Nigeria’s digital economy by making it easier to communicate with the people around the world.
The project comes as a new partnership between Google and the government is being formed.
It will see the two companies work together on digital infrastructure and services.
The two companies have worked together on the Google+ platform since 2010.
“As we build and scale our services, we will be able to increase connectivity, increase innovation, increase the adoption of Google products, and improve access to Google services and apps in Nigeria,” Google said in a statement.