“Amazon is committed to partner with the Indian government to advance the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. We have pledged to invest US $1 billion to digitize 10 million small and medium businesses, help Indian businesses sell worldwide thereby enabling US $10B in cumulative exports, and create an additional 1MM jobs by 2025.” said Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s global senior vice president of Amazon India
India is having a moment with technology companies congregating in the Asian country. From Google to Facebook, Qualcomm to Amazon, American big technology companies have invested massively in India. But that did not come by an accident.
Yes, the Indian government has executed a world-class playbook, and the world has responded: ‘The Indian government calls its campaign to encourage local investment and growth in India-based enterprises, “Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” which translates to “self-reliant India” and has become a cornerstone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy since its official introduction last year’.
There is a lesson here for Nigeria: unless you have a clear vision which the world can key into, the help you need will not come. India has Aatmanirbhar Bharat and it has brought the world of technology to the nation, Nigeria should pick that playbook and develop a vision which can be sold locally and internationally. Now is the time.