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Microsoft partnership offer excites Osinbajo

Published by The Nation on Sat, 09 Jan 2021


Bolaji OGUNDELE, AbujaBLUE chip technology firm, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the federal government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people.Specifically, Microsoft is now offering support for the Digital Transformation pillar of the Federal Governments Economic Sustainability Plan. This will be a continuation of the technology companys investment in Nigeria after the establishment of an African Technology Development Centre in 2020, all in affirmation of the efforts of the Buhari administration in the creation of a viable technology ecosystem in Nigeria.Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Thursday noted in a virtual meeting with Microsoft Corporation team led by its President, Mr Brad Smith, that the companys interest in supporting the efforts of the federal government is a welcomed development and could be leveraged to address issues affecting the youths, especially in engaging them productively.Read Also: Dare outlines values of public-private partnershipThis was contained in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande.While Google Inc. in July 2020 announced plans to establish its first Google Launchpad Space outside the United States in Lagos, Facebook, in September of same year made public its decision to open an office in Lagos as part of its planned expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. HUAWEI on the other hand last November promised the Vice President that the company will position Nigeria as a technology center for the African continent.
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