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, Mr. Tijani said.
Although he'd been involved in different humanitarian mission 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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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, had his first Iftar dinner with a group of Somali refugees in Minneapolis.
An excited Zuckerberg in an appreciation post on Instagram wrote: "Thanks to my hosts for being so gracious at the very end of Ramadan. I left impressed by your strength and resilience to build a new life in an unfamiliar place, and you are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great." #markzuckerberg#somalia#refugee#facebookceo#ramadan2017
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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg received Lola Omolola, Chicago-based Nigerian founder of Facebook group, Females In Nigeria (FIN) at Facebook Headquarters on Tuesday, June 6th.
Taking to his page, Zuckerberg wrote that he will be meeting with Omolola and some administrators of top Facebook groups in Chicago later this month for the first ever Facebook Communities Summit.
His full post below:
"I'm heading to Chicago later this month for our first ever Facebook Communities Summit with a few hundred of our top Facebook group admins.
For the past decade, Facebook has been focused on making the world more open and connected -- and we're always going to keep doing that. But now it's clear we have to do more. We also need to bring people closer together and build common understanding. One of the best ways to do that is by helping people build community, both in the physical world and online.
I've written and talked about these themes throughout this year -- especially in my community letter in February and at Harvard Commencement last month. This summit will be the next chapter and we'll discuss more of what we're building to empower community leaders to bring the world closer together.
Over the past few weeks I've been meeting group admins across the country who are building meaningful communities on Facebook and will be at the summit.
This photo is with Lola, who lives in Chicago and is originally from Nigeria.
Two years ago, she founded a secret Facebook group called Female IN, or FIN. It's a no-judgment space where more than a million women come to talk about everything from marriage and sex to health issues and work problems -- and it's helping end the culture of silence that exists for women in some parts of the world.
I'm looking forward to meeting more admins like Lola and talking about how we can help them do even more to build community. I'll share more info on the summit as we get closer, and I'll stream the event live from my profile later this month.#facebook#facebookceo#markzuckerberg#fin#femalesinnigeria#lolaomolola