Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, arrives Nigeria in first Africa trip


Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria on a business research trip.

Mr. Zuckerberg touched down in Lagos Tuesday afternoon and had his first stop at Co-Creation Hub, a technology innovative center in Yaba, Lagos, a short message on his Facebook page said Tuesday.

Mr. Zuckerberg said he met with the owners of Co-Creation Hub and children learning how to code.

“The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can,” he said.

Bosun Tijani, CEO of Co-Creation Hub, told PREMIUM TIMES the trip was an unannounced one but they hope to make maximum use of it.

“He didn’t tell us he was coming, but we have a lot to do together as regards entrepreneurship in technological innovations,” Mr. Tijani said.

“We’re a technology innovation firm and he met with us to discuss how to support those building technology locally and software developers and also listen to their challenges,” Mr. Tijani said. “He also told the children about how he started his business and impacted some knowledge in them.”

“Also on this trip, he would get to know more about Nigeria and understand the market and our culture and our people,” Mr. Tijani said.

Mr. Zuckerberg spent nearly two hours discussing at Co-Creation Hub about innovation, Mr. Tijani said.

Although he’d been involved in different humanitarian missions across the continent, the trip is the first of such to Africa for the 32-year-old entrepreneur, his Facebook post said. It is not immediately clear how long he planned to spend in the country or other places he intended to visit.

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  • Rommel

    And this news is important because …………?

    • Dejandon

      It is not for your likes obviously.

      • Rommel

        poor soul,too bad

  • Kevin Peter

    What do you expect? Every investor’s attention lies with the lucrative market; especially where the social media is now the platform to express the current hardship Nigerians are passing through from lack of ideas to move the country forward.

    • veritas

      “Nigerians are passing through from lack of ideas to move the country forward”. oh i beg-to-differ. I knew he was coming. “Arise all ye of MIT, in loyal fellowship. The future beckons unto ye and life is full and good. Arise and raise your glass on high, tonight shall ever be, a memory that will never die for ye of MIT”. you all dont know but i hope someday you would Nigerians were involved in the development of the net, digital health, maternal mortality reduction, successful plasma stability chamber for the hadron collider at CERN, Ion drive thrusters, Mars Rover, Urine powered energy and many more things. these men and women have worked and studied a lot so as to move us to other means of income beyond oil and gas, agriculture and mining which always requires huge capital. All they ask of the rest of you who arent in those fields, but will benefit from their contribution creating a better future for Nigerian families and children to NOT CARRY CUTLASSES OR MACHETE OR AK47’S OR SUYA KNIVES OR STICKS OR CHARMS, GASOLINE AND RUBBER TYRE’S OR SCARY LOOKING CLUB LIKE WEAPONS THAT THE SHEER SHOCK-WAVE FROM THE FORCE GENERATED FROM A SINGLE SWING OF IT CAN REMOVE ANYTHING HINGED/CONNECTED TO ANOTHER OBJECT LARGER THAN A MATCHBOX to attack the other Nigerian because his native soup ingredients are mixed under heat in a different way and timing, his swallow that goes with his soup is different, he speaks an ancestral language the alphabets are arranged differently from yours, and some old dude’s who fought a war from primitive Nigeria era, uses the Nigeria press to report false and cause ethnic divide amongst the newer keyboard/net/social media savvy generation because outta fear that after all the looting some guy from a poor home can still be richer than their kids (mike in the pic above is an example). These patriotic Nigerians also ask you please dont allow or support the old hateful and primitive Biafra war generation in politics and power today use us to play part two of their pathetic war to settle the bitterness and mistrust amongst their typewriter generation once and for all. SUPPORT LOCAL CONTENT LAWS, SWIFT IMPLIMENTATION OF COPYRIGHT AND PATENT BILLS. The patriots ask for just this from Nigerian youths and in about 5 to 10 years we will be a wealthy nation. God bless us all and Nigeria

  • MI

    Thank God, Nigeria is gradually attracting people of means…… bountiful opportunities lies in it for Nigeria and Nigerians but we the people must imbibe the attitude and create the environment to harness from it.