Microsoft to launch employability and jobs Programme in Nigeria

By SundiataPOST, Abuja

has announced the of its employability serve young people . a statement released by the global brand on Wednesday, the company said the would be preceded by an event unveil its name, official identity and partners at a media & VIP event on Friday, 15 November at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

takes its citizenship engagement as primary its work,” said Ugochukwu Nwosu, who is the Citizenship Manager at for Anglophone West Africa. “ working with organisations, technology enthusiasts and governments at every level, we have emphasised the crucial importance of for a new generation of Nigerians. This is a major step in leading a coordinated solution to this urgent problem.”

The programme, which is presented in partnership with The Future Project, features a web based Job/training resource centre that aims to provide a guide for young Africans in the area of career planning, skill acquisition, entrepreneurship development, Job sourcing and small business sustainability. The objective is to create a better-informed and empowered citizenry across ; particularly among the youth demography.

“The Future Project has always invested in enterprise and expanding opportunities for young people,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is Executive Director for The Future Project. “Through our enterprise support scheme platform, we have over 5 years created a platform for young people to build a community of opportunities, to connect with capacity and build a shared future of value. We are glad to be partnering with to scale up this engagement and to reach a deeper pool of the un-served across the country.”

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