Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook is presently in Nigeria for a Facebook Partner Workshop Developer event holding in Lagos.
Reports say the seventh wealthiest man in the world discreetly came into Nigeria today, Tuesday, August 30 to see how Facebook works in the country and to understand how to improve on the social media platform for Nigerians.
He is also checking out how it can improve on technologies in Africa. His first port of call was the CC Hub in Yaba area of Lagos state.
But the founder of the arguably the biggest social media platform on earth already has an impression about the west African giants.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social media platform, Facebook, is in Nigeria and has met with some exciting kids already. Photo: Zuckerberg.
Using his official Facebook page, Zuckerberg wrote:
“Next stop: Lagos! This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. 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!”
Recall that Zuckerberg was in Rome to meet with Pope Francis his wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican, where the holy city’s spokesman, Greg Burke said one topic of discussion at the Monday, August 29 meeting, was “how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need.