Microsoft is announcing the official opening of its new office facility located at 24 Glover Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos in Nigeria. The new office facility will house its Africa Development Center (ADC West Africa) software engineers and will be co-located with the newly launched Microsoft The Garage.
Initially launched in May 2019, the Microsoft ADC West Africa software engineering team have been working from the Microsoft Nigeria offices. They will now officially work from six floors out of the 14 storey Kings Tower building. The new ultra-modern office space according to ADC Managing Director, Gafar Lawal, cost Microsoft not less than $70 million. The facility has working space for software engineers and other Microsoft staff, conference spaces, a nursery and an innovation hub.
Microsoft says the facility will host various activities aimed at growing tech talent in the continent. As well as play a strategic role in nurturing innovation and helping startups to scale.
Present to mark the launch event of the new Microsoft office facility in Nigeria was Joy Chik, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Identity Division and Executive Sponsor of the Africa Development Center. Who noted the ADC was the natural next idea when Microsoft realised that Africa is the next frontier for global technology expansion.
The ADC West Africa software engineering team develops Microsoft Azure services that power new Augmented Reality experiences for Microsoft’s mixed-reality platform. Contributing to building Microsoft Azure’s Spatial Anchors and Mesh platform solutions.
Ridiculously thrilled to be here in #Lagos, #Nigeria to launch another #MSFTGarage location in #Africa. Welcome Garage #WestAfrica to the Garage family!— Linda Thackeray (@LindaThackeray) March 19, 2022
Can’t wait to see the amazingly awesome innovation to come.@Microsoft @MSFTGarage #microsoftlife @MicrosoftADC pic.twitter.com/T5lHlgAPbO
Microsoft ADC officially launched it’s Nigeria Hub on 21st March, 2022. The colorful event was graced by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.#ADCLagosOffice #TheBigReset @jidesanwoolu pic.twitter.com/0nPAtkhwEd— Microsoft Africa Development Center (@MicrosoftADC) March 22, 2022
Mr Jeff, Managing Director Microsoft Garage, talking to students from various institutions about the The Garage at African Development Centre @MicrosoftADC. Many great ideas start from The Garage. "We want to hear and see your idea"— olurinola oluwakemi (@kolurinola) March 22, 2022
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