Zuckerberg visits Nigeria, Facebook’s largest African market

Mark ZuckerbergAbuja (Nigeria), (IANS) : After visiting Rome where he met the Pope, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reached Nigeria, which is the social networking giant’s largest African market.

With 16 million people visiting the social media platform monthly, Nigeria remains Facebook’s stronghold in Africa.

According to Zuckerberg, he will “meet with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria” during his time in the city of Lagos, Quartz reported on Wednesday.

Zuckerberg’s first stop on Tuesday was at Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub), in Yaba, Lagos’ Silicon Valley for start-ups.
Zuckerberg also met with young kids attending a summer coding camp at Cc Hub.

According to the report, Zuckerberg may meet Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari or vice president Yemi Osinbajo.

He was also expected to host a Q&A Town Hall session, sharing the company’s strategic plans for the country.


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