March 12, 2010

Microsoft strengthens commitment to Nigeria economy

Microsoft has highlighted its ongoing commitment to Nigeria’s economy at the opening of its new office in Lagos. Microsoft sought new premises due to its rapidly expanding staff complement and partner network, a reflection of the company’s local growth and expansion.

Microsoft set up the company’s first office in Nigeria in 2000 with just three workers. Ten years later, there are two established offices situated in Abuja and Lagos, with a network of over 1,000 Microsoft partners, actively contributing to ICT and the broader Nigerian economy.

Country Manager, Microsoft Anglophone West Africa, Onyeje said that Nigeria is a thriving market and an attractive destination for many international businesses looking to establish a presence on the Africa continent as well as tap into Nigeria’s incredible pool of talented people.

Chief Executive Officer, Alliedsoft, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, added that as a Microsoft partner, it is heartening to see the company make this kind of commitment to Nigeria.