Mark Zuckerberg Makes a Surprise Trip to Nigeria | Get the Scoop

Founder and CEO of Facebook ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ is currently in Nigeria.

Zuckerberg made his first suprise visit to Africa, and his first stop was at Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Yaba, Lagos.

According to reports he will be spending a few days in Nigeria meeting with developers and partners.

At CcHub, Zuckerberg visited kids at the ‘Summer of Code Camp’, thereafter he posted on faceook:

This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I’ll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.

The first place I got to visit was the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I’m looking forward to meeting more people in Nigeria.

Mark also visited Andela, an engineering organization that is building the next generation of technical leaders in Africa.

Earlier this year, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative invested in Andela after being impressed by the company’s innovative model of learning and its drive to connect the global technology ecosystem with the most talented developers in Africa.

Seni Sulyman, Director, Andela Lagos, said:

We are excited and honored to welcome Mark Zuckerberg to Lagos. His visit reinforces not only his support of Andela’s mission, but his belief that indeed the next generation of great technology leaders will come out of Lagos, Nigeria and cities across Africa.

Andela has created a platform for passionate, driven software developers and engineers to break into the global tech ecosystem, but the barriers to entry are still very high.

Mark’s visit demonstrates to all Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs that they’ve caught the attention of the tech world, and they are capable of succeeding on a truly global level.

 

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