Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was in Nigeria in the course of the week where he visited some tourist sites, met with entrepreneurs making strides and people transforming the technology industy in those parts of Africa.
On 30th August, he visited Co creation Hub Nigeria in Yaba where he spoke to kids who had come there for summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who came to the Cchub to build and launch their apps.
On 31st August, Zuckerberg went jogging across the Ikoyi Bridge with entrepreneurs in the Lagos Road Running Club. On the same day, he visited some Nollywood stars when he crashed a hip hop music video.
The 32 year old billionaire on September 1 had lunch with Kenya’s cabinet Secretary of information and communication where he talked about Internet access and his ambitious plan for connecting everyone in Kenya. He then made it for ihub where entrepreneurs can build and prototype their idea. Two of the engineers he met there designed a system to help people use mobile money payments to buy small amount of cooking gas which is a lot safer and better for the environment than Charcoal or Kerosene. He then went site seeing at Lake Naivasha to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Mark Zuckerberg moved back to Nigeria where he met with President Mahammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo. There, he met with entrepreneurs as part of the Demo Day, an initiative for the Nigeria government to fund entrepreneurs with ideas for improving the country.
He described his trip to the African countries as an inspiring one adding that he loved the energy and entrepreneurship in both countries.