Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 7.30pm/@webtvng
Founder and CEO of Facebook Inc Mark Zuckerberg today arrived Lagos, Nigeria in a surprised trip the first on Sub-Saharan African soil.
It was an opportunity for him to engage some of the young Nigerian technology players, who are developing solution and ideas, through innovation and technology.
Zuckerberg visited the “Co-Creation Hub” a strategic innovation centre in Yaba area , which is being touted as the “Silicon Valley” of Nigeria.
The Facebook boss lauded the efforts of the hub, which he believes has done a remarkable work in the growth of the Information and Communications Technology industry in the country.
Prior to this visit, Zuckerberg and his wife Dr Priscilla Chan earlier this year supported Nigerian Tech Startup Andela with $24ml to expand its capacity, in training more engineers and developers in the tech industry.
In terms of mileage, Nigeria leads in Africa with currently 16 million users. From recent data available, about 7.2ml Nigerians use the facebook page daily.
According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is the 6th richest man in the globe with a net-worth of about $56.7bl, which makes him the youngest of the top ten richest men in the globe at 32.
Facebook has a market valuation of about $190 billion and gained in terms of stocks progressively by 223%, since its IPO in the New York Stock Exchange in May,2012.