NIGERIA SIGNS MICROSOFT CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP DEAL THAT WILL PROVIDE JOBS FOR 5 MILLION NIGERIANS
Nigeria Signs Microsoft Corporation Partnership Deal That Will Provide Jobs For 5 Million Nigerians…
The Nigerian government has announced a partnership with Microsoft Corporation that is targeted to provide jobs for 5 Million Nigerians over a period of 3 years , through the office of the Vice President of the nation Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The agreement which was reached after the vice president held an extensive meeting with Microsoft team headed by the president of Microsoft Corporation Mr Brad Smith, would see Microsoft using their resources in helping Nigeria become a full digital economy.
Microsoft would be training a lot of Nigerians in the usage of technology as a tool for national advancement, they would be partneering with the EFCC and equipting them to tackle corruption which is crippling the nation, help spread the use of technology and the internet in Nigeria by providing cheaper acess to the internet, and partner with the National Institute of Cultural Orientation to help preserve and spread the cultural heritage of Nigeria.
Speaking on the partnership with Microsoft Corporation, Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the following via his official Twitter handle @ProfOsinbajo:
“Today, I am delighted to announce some initiatives that the Nigerian government will be embarking on with the Microsoft Corporation over the next few months.
These initiatives, which cover areas of intersection between technology and governance will deliver value to our people. This is the outcome of the discussions I held in January 2021 with the Microsoft Corporation President, Mr. Brad Smith.
I am very pleased to see that within a very short time, we have moved from ideas to implementation.
Our government is committed to leveraging innovation and technology to bring better outcomes across a wide area of governance concerns.
Indeed, it is with this in mind that we have sought constructive partnerships that bridge the knowledge, skills and technology gap that exist in most of our communities.
Microsoft’s extensive experience in the utilization of technology as an enabler for the delivery of public and social good makes them an ideal partner.”
The president of Microsoft Corporation Brad Smith said the following about the partnership via his official twitter handle @BradSmi:
“We believe in the future of Nigeria. That’s why we’re embarking on a series of investments in Nigeria to put tech to work, create jobs, and foster the technology ecosystem across the country.”
The Vice President of Microsoft Kate Behncken, has the following to say about the partnership via her official twitter handle @katebehncken:
“Nigeria has immense potential to be a global hub of tech innovation, which is why
@Microsoft will help bring access to digital skills to 5 million people in Nigeria over the next 3 years. We will equip 1,700 trainers and are committed to creating thousands of new digital jobs.”
A big step at improving the economic growth of Nigeria, i must commend vice president Yemi Osinbajo and all that worked for this partnership with Microsoft Corporation to be possible. What are you looking forward to from this partnership? Let us know by commenting below. Thanks for reading.