Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg in Lagos, Nigeria and his plans for this visit. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting a lot of people since he first stepped his foot at CC Hub in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
After he met with some startups within the hub, he also met with kids who were learning at a coding camp, he said excitedly on his Facebook page: â€œOur first stop is theÂ Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB)Â in Yaba.
I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. Iâ€™m looking forward to meeting more people here!â€
Then he met with Rosemary Njoku, a female entrepreneur who provides â€˜Express Wi-Fiâ€™ a Facebook initiative to entrepreneurs.Â Via his official Facebook page, he said: â€œThis is Rosemary Njoku.
I just met Rosemary at the Facebook Express Wi-Fi stand she runs in Lagos.Â Express Wi-Fi empowers entrepreneurs to build a business by providing their community with access to the internet. Facebook designed the technology, and local internet providers add the connectivity. Express Wi-Fi is part of our Internet.org initiative.
Rosemary already had a business before she also started selling Express Wi-Fi as well, but she told me she now has 3,000 customers and makes much more money from Express Wi-Fi.
Sheâ€™s a great example of how local entrepreneurs spread internet access around the world. This week, weâ€™re launching a satellite into space to enable more entrepreneurs across Africa to sell Express Wi-Fi and more people to access reliable internet. That means more connectivity and more opportunity for entrepreneurs like Rosemary everywhere.â€
Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria for the â€œFacebook for Developers Workshopâ€ for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners in Lagos. The programme is slated for Wednesday, August 31, 2016