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Microsoft launches  first $100 million African Development Centre in Lagos

by Kabir Abdulsalam

Microsoft Corporation, an American multinational technology, has launched its first African Development Centre (ADC) in Lagos.

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The centre which is a $100 million investment by the multi-billion dollar firm to recruit African software engineering solutions to create a modern intelligent edge and cloud computing curriculum unique to Africa through the ADC.

This was disclosed in a tweet posted by the Personal Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmed, on his official Twitter account on March 21, 2022.

The hub, which was part of the $1 trillion market capitalization, was initiated to be commissioned  in both in Lagos, Nigeria  and Nairobi, Kenya to be the first  opened in Africa for continent’s growing importance as a global hub for talent.

According to the tweet: , “The Microsoft, an American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, personal computers, and related services, opens its first African Development Centre (ADC) in Lagos, Nigeria.’’

It would be recalled that in May 2019, the Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Michael Fortin, said the desire of the technology firm is to recruit exceptional engineering talent and provide the opportunity to work on the latest technologies suitable for Kenya, Nigeria and the rest of the world.

“Increased Microsoft presence in Africa will empower partners and customers as they use Microsoft solutions in fields important to the continent like FinTech, AgriTech and OffGrid energy”. he said.

by Kabir Abdulsalam




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