Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria on a business research trip.
Mr. Zuckerberg touched down in Lagos Tuesday afternoon and had his first stop at Co-Creation Hub, a technology innovative center in Yaba, Lagos, a short message on his Facebook page said Tuesday.
Mr. Zuckerberg said he met with the owners of Co-Creation Hub and children learning how to code.
“The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can,” he said.
Bosun Tijani, CEO of Co-Creation Hub, told PREMIUM TIMES the trip was an unannounced one but they hope to make maximum use of it.
“He didn’t tell us he was coming, but we have a lot to do together as regards entrepreneurship in technological innovations,” Mr. Tijani said.
“We’re a technology innovation firm and he met with us to discuss how to support those building technology locally and software developers and also listen to their challenges,” Mr. Tijani said. “He also told the children about how he started his business and impacted some knowledge in them.”
“Also on this trip, he would get to know more about Nigeria and understand the market and our culture and our people,” Mr. Tijani said.
Mr. Zuckerberg spent nearly two hours discussing at Co-Creation Hub about innovation, Mr. Tijani said.
Although he’d been involved in different humanitarian missions across the continent, the trip is the first of such to Africa for the 32-year-old entrepreneur, his Facebook post said. It is not immediately clear how long he planned to spend in the country or other places he intended to visit.