It’s no longer news that the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is in Lagos, Nigeria.
His first stop was the Co-Creation Hub, in Yaba where he watched children learning to code and interacted with at least 50 local startup founders and developers. More impressively, he trekked over 2km through the streets of Yaba to get to Andela, the talent accelerator he recently invested $24 million in.
On 31st of August 2016, he hosted a live Q&A session with selected developers and entrepreneurs, but not before he was “spotted” jogging on the Lekki Ikoyi bridge.
But if there’s anything most exciting about Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise visit, it’s the fact that he chose Nigeria as his first destination in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is more than enough validation for the Nigerian technology ecosystem
Without a doubt, Mark Zuckerberg is beginning to take Nigeria seriously. But that didn’t happen suddenly. You’ll find proof in the increasing number of Nigerians on his payroll.
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