Zuckerberg Back In Nigeria, Spotted At Presidential Villa

Zuckerberg presenting President Buhari with a model of 'Aquila', a solar-powered drone which Facebook intends to use to beam the internet to countries with no access.
Zuckerberg presenting President Buhari with a model of ‘Aquila’, a solar-powered drone which Facebook intends to use to beam the internet to countries with no access.

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg is back in Nigeria just two days after leaving Lagos for Kenya.

The tech billionaire was spotted at the Aso Presidential Villa on Friday, where he is attending the Demo Day Finale.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, posted a picture of Zuckerberg and the vice president on his tweeter handle.

“This country’s going to be built on the energy and innovation of young people,” Akande quoted Osinbajo as saying during a meeting with young Nigerians and Zuckerberg in Aso Rock.

Akande also said “Zuckerberg’s meetings in Aso Rock today has been in the offing for a while now.






     

     

    The facebook owner wrote on his page after the meeting: “Last stop of my trip: I’m in Abuja to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

    “We all met with entrepreneurs as part of Demo Day, an initiative for the Nigerian government to fund entrepreneurs with ideas for improving the country.

    “We heard from engineers who are finding ways to reward people for recycling, designing ways to pick up trash easier, and using shuttles to improve commutes in Lagos.

    “This has been an inspiring trip. The energy and entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Kenya is amazing.

    “I can’t wait to come back again soon!” he concluded.

    Zuckerberg had paid an unannounced visit to Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, on Monday, where he met with children learning computer coding at the Co-Tech hub.

    He then joined a group of runners to jug around the streets of Lagos the next morning before leaving for Kenya two days ago.

    The 31-year old billionaire had visited the Vatican where he had a session with Pope Francis on how technology could be utilized to curb poverty.

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