Zuckerberg, who was at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba Tuesday evening, said he was in Nigeria to learn about the startup ecosystem in the country.
"I am learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can," he said in a post on his Facebook page.
"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."
After he met with some startups within the hub, he also met with kids who were learning at a coding camp, he said excitedly on his Facebook
"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!"
Then he met with Rosemary Njoku, a female entrepreneur who provides 'Express Wi-Fi' a Facebook initiative to entrepreneurs. Via his official Facebook page, he said:
"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
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
Zuckerberg is in Nigeria for the "Facebook for Developers Workshop" for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners in Lagos. The
programme is slated for Wednesday, August 31.
'We are getting best to be the best, NIGERIANS ARE WORKING!' And they know...
Or what do you think???