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Facebook owner was in Nigeria today in what I term as a sneaky visit, it was a great day for kids, entrepreneurs and random individuals who was at CcHub in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria to witness this mind blowing appearance.
Perhaps, the Facebook CEO didn’t just visit for travel sake, but we got to understand the true purpose why Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria.
As shared by Mark on his official Facebook page;
“I’ll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.
Our first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I’m looking forward to meeting more people here!” – source
Few hours later, Mark shared another post on the same page on his meeting with Mrs Rosemary; here is what he shared..
“This is Rosemary Njoku. I just met Rosemary at the Facebook Express Wi-Fi stand she runs in Lagos.
Express Wi-Fi empowers entrepreneurs to build a business by providing their community with access to the internet. Facebook designed the technology, and local internet providers add the connectivity. Express Wi-Fi is part of our Internet.org initiative.
Rosemary already had a business before she also started selling Express Wi-Fi as well, but she told me she now has 3,000 customers and makes much more money from Express Wi-Fi. She’s a great example of how local entrepreneurs spread internet access around the world.
This week, we’re launching a satellite into space to enable more entrepreneurs across Africa to sell Express Wi-Fi and more people to access reliable internet. That means more connectivity and more opportunity for entrepreneurs like Rosemary everywhere.” – source
Should this be the few of many reasons why Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria, then i can confidently say… Mark Zuckerberg brings good tidings for entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and we are looking forward to more revelations on the vast opportunities Mr. Mark has brought with him to Nigeria. Stay glued! Click here to see pictures of his visit to Lagos, Nigeria.