Google, one of the world’s leading technology companies, on Tuesday launched the Google Station, a service which will provide free Wifi services for Internet users at designated spots in Nigeria.
Google Station, which began in India, aims to provide Wifi spots for persons in the developing world to increase their access to the Internet.
Speaking at the event launch, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Country Director of Google Nigeria, said the country will have 200 stations across different places in five cities by the end of 2019.
She said, “Google Station will be rolling out in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019, bringing Wi-Fi to millions of people.
“Sites include markets, transport hubs, shopping malls, universities, and more. Nigeria is the fifth country to get Google Station, after India, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico.”
According to the company, Google Station are now functional in five places in Lagos namely the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Ikeja; Computer Village, Ikeja; The Palms, Lekki; the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba and the Landmark event centre, Victoria Island.