The giant social media platform, Facebook has made it known that by early 2018, the company will be launching a community tech hub in Nigeria to boost innovation, economic impact, and development of tech-ecosystem in the country.
The initiative which will be in partnership with Co-Creation Hub (CC HUB) in Lagos is aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creativity.
The Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa, Ebele Okobi made it known during a press conference in Lagos, that this initiative in Nigeria will help economic growth and further developments through Digital skills.
He said, “At Facebook, our mission is clear: To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Our investments and commitments announced in Lagos further reflect our intent to partner with Nigeria’s Policymakers and its vibrant tech and entrepreneurial eco-system to create an economic opportunity and independence in Nigeria and across Africa.”
Emeka Afigbo, the Facebook Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East, and Africa said while commenting on the partnership; “Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potentials. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.”