LAGOS: Microsoft has announced that its African Development Center (ADC) has launched its own premises after three years of effective operation and hosting at Microsoft’s Lagos hub.
Microsoft teams focusing on product engineering, ecosystem development, innovation, and the Microsoft Garage will be housed at the King Towers in Ikoyi Lagos.
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, officially launched the newly acquired facility in the company of other dignitaries, including the DG of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Inuwa.
“Our goal is to find excellent engineering talent throughout the continent who can create cutting-edge solutions with a global effect. Engineers will be able to do meaningful work from their home countries while simultaneously being connected to a global engineering and development organization.” Microsoft official said in a statement
In May 2019, the international technology giant, which makes computers, software, and other consumer devices, announced the opening of two Africa Development Centres in Nairobi and Lagos. The ADCs are supposed to help the continent grow technologically.