Facebook founder, Zuckerberg in Nigeria, facebooks his trip

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has arrived in Nigeria for a business research trip.

According to a press release from his company:

Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa.”

He first visited a technology hub in Lagos called CC Hub.

Facebook says it’s the technology entrepreneur’s first visit to the continent.

He flew in from Italy where, among other things, he met Pope Francis and spoke about the “importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access”, according to Mr Zuckerberg’s Facebook page.

Facebook founder Zuckerberg in Nigeria for research trip

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Photos: Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria

As we have been reporting, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has arrived in Nigeria and is currently visiting a technology hub in Lagos.

Our reporter has snapped these photos:

Photos: Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria

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Photos: Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria

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Photos: Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria

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Zuckerberg Facebooks his Nigeria trip

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has updated his Facebook followers on his trip to Nigeria.

He writes that it’s his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa and he’ll be “learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria.

“The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.

“Our first stop is 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.”

Mark Zuckerberg in Lagos

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Quartz magazine reports that more people use Facebook in Nigeria than anywhere else on the continent

There are an estimated 16 million active users every month in the country, 44% of them access Facebook everyday.

Source: BBC Africa

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