Facebook, world’s leading social network platform has unveiled plans to launch a hub in Lagos early in 2018. The company plans to achieve this through various partnerships, training programmes and an innovation hub NG_HUB that will serve as a centre for learning and skill development.
According to Facebook, the initiatives aim to help develop and nurture communities in Nigeria, including small businesses, the tech and startup ecosystem, youths and creatives.
Facebook plans to train and support 50,000 students, SMEs and entrepreneurs across Nigeria through a series of digital skills training.
Speaking on the NG_HUB, Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa said:
Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.
Facebook hopes to attract the best talent and drive innovation in the Nigerian tech ecosystem.