Facebook’s Zuckerberg Meets Lagos Startups in First Nigeria TripBy
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg met with entrepreneurs and software developers in Nigeria during his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa.
Zuckerberg is “learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria,” Africa’s most populous country, he said Tuesday in a post on his Facebook page. “The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.”
Zuckerberg addressed entrepreneurs at the Co-Creation Hub in the Yaba neighborhood of Lagos, the commercial capital, and spoke about starting a free WiFi network in the city, Taiwo Ayanleye, a business owner who was present during the Facebook CEO’s visit, said by phone.