In a show of support for Nigeria’s Presidential Election, Google, the most popular search engine, changed its homepage doodle. The doodle features an illustration of a ballot box and a ballot paper colored green-white-green, symbolizing the voting process in Nigeria.
The decision to change its doodle is significant, showing Google’s commitment to promoting democracy and civic participation in Nigeria. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has a history of electoral violence, voter intimidation, and fraud. Google’s doodle is a timely reminder of the importance of civic participation and every citizen’s role in shaping the country’s future.
The doodle also helps raise awareness about the election process as Google’s homepage is one of the most visited websites globally, and the doodle is visible to millions worldwide. The doodle also provides an opportunity to educate people about Nigeria’s election process and the importance of civic participation.
Conclusively, Google’s decision to change its doodle to support Nigeria’s Presidential Election is a significant step towards promoting democracy and civic participation in Nigeria. The doodle reminds Nigerians to exercise their right to vote and participate in the democratic process. It also helps to raise awareness about the election process, which is crucial in ensuring a free and fair election.