Business: How Microsoft Intends to Foster Digital Economy in Nigeria.

Microsoft corporation in partnership with the Nigeria Federal Government is planning to equip 5 million people with digital skills over the next three years towards a sustainable digital economy.

This was announced on the company’s news page on Monday. The tech giant plans to build on three key pillars which include connectivity, skilling and digital transformation.

According to Microsoft President, Brad Smith, the company is excited to invest in Nigeria as they believe in the future of the country. The partnership is expected to create over 27,000 new digital jobs in the next three years.

“Together, we have an enormous opportunity to put technology to work, create jobs, to foster the technology ecosystem across Nigeria, and to use technology to preserve the best of the past and take us into the future” says Brad.

Microsoft will also partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to curb corruption using advanced technologies, and the National Institute of Cultural Orientation to protect Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

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