Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the opening of its first office in Lagos, Nigeria, which comes five years after the opening of its first office in Johannesburg in 2017. This office should allow the company to better respond to the growing demand of its customers and partners in the West African country. These various investments come as cloud adoption accelerates in Africa, driven by the digital transformation needs of businesses and governments.
According to AWS, the new office will provide a wide range of cloud computing services to Nigerian organizations of all sizes, including start-ups, enterprises and public sector agencies. These services will enable its organizations to innovate, reduce IT costs and accelerate their migration to the cloud.
According to Amrote Abdella, regional director for sub-Saharan Africa, AWS, the new location was chosen to establish the first AWS office in Nigeria because the city is home to many fast-growing startups and notable Nigerian companies at the forefront of digital innovation.