Microsoft Corporation Opens Its First Africa Development Centre In Nigeria

Microsoft Corporation has launched its first Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Lagos, Nigeria on March 21st, 2022 with the project totaling about $100 million.

The aim of the centre is to facilitate the creation of tech solutions that will solve both African and global problems.

Located at King Towers in Ikoyi Lagos, the Africa Development Centre will house Microsoft teams working on product engineering, ecosystem development, innovation and the the Microsoft Garage.

According to Microsoft Corporation:

“Our desire is to recruit exceptional engineering talent across the continent that will build innovative solutions for global impact. This also creates opportunities for engineers to do meaningful work from their home countries and be plugged into a global engineering and development organisation.”

The multinational technology company, which manufactures computers, computer software and other consumer electronics, first announced in May 2019 that it would launch the Africa development centre in both Nairobi and Lagos. So far, the Lagos facilitate is the first in Africa. And it is expected to facilitate technological advancement on the continent.

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