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U.S Unveils its First Digital Space in Nigeria

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U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington (right) with Consul F. John Bray watching a demonstration of one of the tech gadgets at the new American Corner in Lagos on Friday.

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington on Friday opened Nigeria’s first state-of-the art Priority American Space hosted at the Yaba offices of technology incubator, Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub).

At the event attended by technology leaders, Ambassador Symington explained that the space, which is equipped with cutting-edge digital technology, is a center for Nigerians to develop innovative ideas, learn about the United States and its people, explore possible study at U.S. universities, enjoy U.S. cultural programs and also interact with U.S. exchange program alumni.

“At the Priority American Space in Lagos, we are investing in technology and programs to unleash the creativity of Nigeria’s burgeoning community of innovators. We are pleased to partner with Co-Creation Hub, a leading force for incubating social entrepreneurship and technological advancement,” Ambassador Symington said.

The Centre, now open to the members of the public, comprises a MakerSpace – a tech area designed to promote digital skill building; a workshop space equipped with the latest laptops and tablets for internet learning; a conversation space for small group meetings and research and a meeting space that supports innovation and creative collaboration.

With a rich array of programs and training, the Priority American Space which is the tenth of its sort in Africa, will promote ingenious ideas, critical thinking and reasoned discourse. Worldwide, there are 67 Priority American Spaces.

U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington watching a demonstration of one of the tech gadgets at the new American Corner in Lagos.

U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington (right) with CEO of Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub) MBosun Tijani at the opening of the new American Corner in Lagos on Friday.

Photo Credit: U.S. Consulate Lagos.

7 Comments

  1. Poesy

    May 27, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Dear Nigerian govt, Keep sleeping okay? Young people, take advantage of this.

  2. Agu

    May 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Government will not solve all Nigeria problems but the have to create a robust environment that bring out the best creative minds in Nigeria.

  3. American Agenda

    May 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I just love how these guys (Americans) keep propagating themselves all the time and everywhere they go, albeit codedly. Their culture, ideals, worldview(s)… present also subtly in their movies, music, etc. They make themselves so indispensable that it eventually becomes impossible to say no to them over anything (Well you may see it as my conspiracy theory… but time will tell). Good initiative though for young people to take advantage of. Well done America.

  4. Temi

    May 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you United States, we know you care.

    • Anastasios

      May 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I visited Nigeria,Benin City, last year with my Pastor. I must admit I lost sight of what’s really important in life, helping others. From that time I have resolved myself to help the least of Nigeria as best I can and whatever the Lord blessed me with. I will forever be a friend to the people of Nigeria.

  5. T.Momoh

    May 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Thank you. USA for your initiative. Your effort is well appreciated and will yield unmeasurable results.

  6. obasanjo

    May 29, 2017 at 7:41 am

    NIGERIANS ATTRACTING ATTENTION.

    USE THESE DAYS OF CAUCASIEN GLOBAL DOMINATION WISELY.

    ITS THE CLOSEST WE WILL EVER GET TO SEE GLORY DAYS ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH STILL.

    UNTILL EVENTUALY THE ‘CALIPHATES’ RETURN! Trust me dat will come again….

    when dat happens I assure no description of hell could be clear enough! But try think of sumbody turning on the stove and placing it under ur momy tummy whilst ur still in the pocket of the woumb and then some….

    Every waking, passing moment is commited to exhausting the imagination of various possible ways to degrade ur spirit until eventually ur left a zombie….Like the northern HAUSA FULLAN! #NOTINDEYHEAR

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