Facebook To Establish Hub In Lagos In 2018

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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg in Lagos

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 , 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.


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