Microsoft has restated its commitment towards growing the Information Communication Technology sector in the country. Microsoft reiterated its commitment at the opening of a new office in Civic Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Expressing his delight at the opening of the office, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Technology, Arc. Sonny Echono, said that, “It is good to know that Microsoft is committed to increasing capacity in the ICT industry in Nigeria, and this is capable of deepening participation and widening the scope of technology in Nigeria, which also present opportunities for potential investors.”
Commenting on the opening of the office which was also graced by Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank and Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer, Mainone Cable Company Nigeria Ltd, the Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane, said that, “This office presents us the opportunity to invest and enable us localize our capability to impact the Nigerian market and forge strategic partnerships such as the one with MainOne, which is an extension of our offerings.’’
Kabelo added that, “Microsoft is excited to partner with the government in the areas of innovation on a global scale, creation of employment through capacity building and skills acquisition program for young talented individuals.”
One of the transformation partners present at the event, CEO, MainOne Cable Company Nigeria Limited, Funke Opeke, stated that, “As a partner, we have been working with Microsoft for 18 months, offering commercial cloud services to our customers in Nigeria and we have confidently delivered.