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Microsoft initiatives will start in few months – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the initiatives that the Nigerian government will be embarking on with Microsoft Corporation will start in the next few months.

NaijaOnPoint.com (TNG) reports Microsoft had on Monday made a big announcement for Nigeria, saying it has earmarked the six regions of the country for the development of cheaper high-speed internet infrastructure.

Vice President Osinbajo explained that the initiatives, which cover areas of intersection between technology and governance will deliver value to Nigerians.

He stated that the big announcement was the outcome of the discussions he had in January 2021 with Mr. Brad Smith, president of the American multinational technology firm.

“I am very pleased to see that within a very short time, we have moved from ideas to implementation. Our government is committed to leveraging innovation and technology to bring better outcomes across a wide area of governance concerns.

*Indeed, it is with this in mind that we have sought constructive partnerships that bridge the knowledge, skills and technology gap that exist in most of our communities.

“Microsoft’s extensive experience in the utilization of technology as an enabler for the delivery of public and social good makes them an ideal partner,” Osinbajo stated.

Meanwhile, in a joint announcement with the government of Nigeria, Microsoft has detailed several projects aimed at intensifying the nation’s move to become a more digital economy.

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