Google.pngGoogle has announced the launch of Google Trader ,as part of its efforts to drive the web forward in Nigeria, and highlight the entrepreneurial opportunities presented by the Internet. Trader is a free online classifieds service that helps Nigerians buy and sell products and services, as well as search for jobs, housing, second-hand items, or just about anything else.

Are you looking for a job as an electrical engineer in Lagos? Perhaps you’re searching for an affordable office space? Would you like to source for a reliable housekeeper or plumber, or perhaps find an organizer for your traditional wedding?

Do you need to sell a truckload of agricultural produce, or the sofa that you nolonger need? Regardless of what product or service you are looking to buy or sell,Google Trader has thousands of products and services available in your area. Trader can be used by anyone in Nigeria, but is expected to have the biggest uptake in major towns and cities across the country. Individuals can post short ads to buy and sell items and services, whilst businesses of any size can also use the site to reach more customers and increase their sales.

Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria Country Manager said, “The launch of Google Trader inNigeria will help buyers and sellers find what they are looking for, quickly and easily, whether from their PC or their mobile phone. Trader is a free service will encourage the creation of locally relevant information online, as well as offer new economic opportunities for thousands of enterprising Nigerians.”

Google’s mission in Africa is to make the Internet accessible and relevant to

Nigerians in their everyday lives, and to help build a vibrant and sustainable

Internet ecosystem. Elsewhere in Africa, Google Trader has been launched in Ghana,Kenya and Uganda.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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