Microsoft signs MoU with Jobberman on new portal
AS part of efforts geared towards addressing unemployment and unlocking youth potential in Nigeria and other parts of West, East and Central Africa, platform and productivity company, Microsoft Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jobberman, Nigeria’s No. 1 recruitment website.
By this partnership, Microsoft Nigeria and Jobberman will create platforms to promote employment opportunities, career guidance, employability skills, and enterprise development for young people in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia, through collaborative efforts and contributions to bridge the opportunity divide for local youths through the use of technology.
Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane, while speaking at the MoU signing ceremony held at Jobberman’s office in Lagos, said the the agreement represents one of the commitments of Microsoft Nigeria Citizenship team to further strengthen the success of the Microsoft Employability portal platform.
“The MoU is considered highly imperative at this time in order to further increase the number of job opportunities available to existing and new users of the Aiki.ng portal. ”
Nigeria’s youth are amazing incubators for new innovative ways of thinking. By investing in their skills, we aim to help the next generation fulfil its potential, challenge the status quo and become the business leaders of tomorrow. We will assist in getting to explore other vital components of the employability portal hitherto not given maximum attention; these aspects include, career advisory, mentorship services and career centers,” he explained.
Speaking at the event, Jobberman’s CEO, Ayodeji Adewunmi explained that the platform will create immense opportunities for jobseekers and aspiring entrepreneurs. He also reiterated Jobberman’s commitment to matching top talents with suitable job openings which he believes has positioned the company as the leading jobs and recruitment website in Nigeria.
Citizenship Manager at Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola Amusan, in his remarks highlighted activities undertaken by Microsoft within the Middle East and Africa region to empower youth, make them relevant and useful to their countries and most importantly, to themselves.
One of such initiatives is the Microsoft Youthspark, which since its launch in September 2012 has created new opportunities for 227 million young people in more than 100 countries. This includes providing cash grants and technology donations to more than 350 youth-serving non-profits in nearly 100 countries. Youthspark has reached 16.2 million youths in Middle East and Africa.
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