What We Can All Learn From Mark Zuckerberg's Visit To Nigeria

So Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria, and of course it's a BIG deal.

What makes it even more notable is the fact the world's seventh-richest man came into the country quietly without making headlines or giving anyone cues before his arrival.

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Zuckerberg could have met with President Buhari on arrival but he didn't. Instead, he visited Co-Creation Hub, Nigeria's most popular social innovation centre. We understand that this visit was done in order to properly understand how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa.


Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg and Co-Creation Hub Founder, Bosun Tijani

Visit those who care about you first

Zuckerberg visiting CcHub Nigeria first demonstrates a recognition of the fact that Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs care about Facebook.

"Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs have caught the attention of the tech world, and they are capable of succeeding on a truly global level," , Seni Sulyman, Director at Andela

This visit follows the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan - investing US$24 million in Andela in June 2016.

Zuckerberg expressed a great interest in what's happening in Nigeria as he spoke to the people of CcHub.

"There's so much energy and so much potential here. I just want to walk around and meet folks", Zuckerberg said to CNN.

Before he leaves, however, we really hope he can solve these Nigerian problems.

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