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.
A well planned visit by a Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria. You have to give it to the US Embassy and the CC HUB guys for the sealed lips.— Nnamdi Anekwe-Chive (@nnamdianekwe) August 30, 2016
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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.
'I'm so grateful to get a chance to visit & hear what you guys are doing' -Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria @cchubnigeria pic.twitter.com/muTqH5KGI9— Y! Online (@YNaija) August 30, 2016
"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.
While Mark Zuckerberg is in Lagos can he get on national TV and lecture Nigerian parents on how to use Facebook? I'm tired!😒— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) August 30, 2016
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So Uncle Mark Zuckerberg is in this same Lagos...— Charles Isidi (@i_am_pixelhub) August 30, 2016
Please, do you have 1 billion dollars that you are not using sir pic.twitter.com/gbeYL7eT3G