Nigeria, Microsoft target 5mn with digital masterplan

Nigeria has signed a deal with tech giant Microsoft targeting 5 million people with a viable digital masterplan.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made this known in Abuja.

This deal will immediately create 27,000 jobs while also ensuring the presence of internet connectivity infrastructure including cloud services in the 6 geopolitical zones, & the project.

“Today (Monday), I am delighted to announce some initiatives that the Nigerian government will be embarking on with the Microsoft Corporation over the next few months. 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.”

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria


Osinbajo has been at the forefront of driving the emerging tech culture among Nigerians with a clear focus on the youths.

With a large human reservoir, Nigeria is expected to play a leading role in Africa’s tech revolution.