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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Visits Nigeria



Mark Zuckerberg met with children learning how to code
Mark Zuckerberg met with children learning how to code

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

He arrived in Lagos on Tuesday afternoon and his first stop was at Co-Creation Hub, a technology innovative center in Yaba, Lagos.

A message on Zuckerberg’s facebook page 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 stated.

According to the facepook post, the visit is Zuckerberg’s first to Africa, though he has been involved in many humanitarian efforts in the continent.

CEO of Co-Creation Hub, Bosun Tijani, said the trip was not planned.

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

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“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.

“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,” Tijani added.

It is unclear how long Zuckerberg will spend in the country or the places he intended to visit.

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