Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria, Facebook’s largest African market

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After visiting Rome where he met the Pope, founder and CEO has reached Nigeria, which is the social networking giant’s largest African market.

With 16 million people visiting the social media platform monthly, 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.

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Zuckerberg also met with young kids attending a summer coding camp at Cc Hub.

According to the report, Zuckerberg may meet Nigeria’s president 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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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.


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