Microsoft opens its first African Development Centre worth $100 million, in Lagos, Nigeria

Microsoft Corporation, an American global technology company that makes computer software, personal computers, and related services, will open its first African Development Centre (ADC) in Lagos today.

Software engineering solutions are intended to be delivered to Africa from the centre, which is a $100 million investment by the multibillion-dollar corporation.

On March 21, 2022, the Personal Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmed, tweeted this information on his official Twitter account.

The hub, which was built in tandem with one in Nairobi, Kenya, will be the first in Africa and is yet another indicator of Africa’s growing prominence as a global talent hub.

What the President’s digital and new media aide has to say

“The Microsoft, an American global technology business that manufactures computer software, personal computers, and related services, opens its first African Development Centre (ADC) in Lagos, Nigeria,” states Bashir Ahmed’s tweet.
During the May 2019 introduction of this center, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Michael Fortin stated that the company’s goal is to recruit exceptional engineering talent and provide opportunities to work on cutting-edge technologies fit for Kenya, Nigeria, and the rest of the world.

Engineers may enjoy important work from their home nations while remaining connected to a worldwide engineering and development organization, he said.

What you should understand

In May 2019, Microsoft announced the opening of its first Africa Development Centre in Nigeria. The center, Microsoft’s seventh worldwide, was anticipated to attract top-tier African engineering talent to work on cutting-edge technologies that span the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.
Increased Microsoft presence in Africa will empower partners and consumers who employ Microsoft products in areas critical to the continent, such as FinTech, AgriTech, and OffGrid energy.
Microsoft is looking for AI, machine learning, and mixed reality engineers for the ADC.
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