Andella the software talent company, has announced that it will be closing all of its offices in Africa –with a view of working remotely, in the region.
Insiders have revealed that the software development firm has already sold off its equipment to a few employees and is now selling to asset disposal companies. In Africa, the software company had offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
Earlier last month the company through its CEO noted that it was preparing for the possibility of tough economic conditions going forward.
“We already know this is going to have a material impact on pace of growth. And as a result of that, we’ve got to make sure we’re prepared to weather storm,” Johnson said.
Further, he added that the company’s shareholders were focused on turning the company to be working remotely –in its client services.
“Last week, we announced at an all-hands that we are going to be a remote-first company. While we’ve always been a leader in distributed work, we’ve now proven that we can operate fully remote by delivering excellent work to our customers over the past couple of months. We will continue to ensure that our engineers have the infrastructure needed to operate at a word-class level.”
The company will maintain one office in the world that will act as a sales office while the rest of the operations remain fully remote in all locations including the US.
“As we have now moved to a fully remote model, we have moved out of our physical leased offices in all locations and all engineers and enterprise staff are working from home.”
Of course, a s a result of this, we have to move out our assets –some of which have been sold off to employees and others to third party companies, who have shown interest in the items we no longer need,” the company noted.
The company launched in 2014 with cofounders who included Nigerian entrepreneur Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and American Christina Sass. Aboyejji has since departed and Sass stepped down as Andella president in 2019, but maintains and advisory role within company.