It’s a year already since Mark Zuckerberg visited Naija


It’s a year today since Mark Zuckerberg’s significant visit to Nigeria. A lot happened then when he came to Nigeria, part of his purpose of coming was to see to it that his Zuckerberg- Chan $24 million Andela funding was put to good use. He also came to visit his biggest customers Nigeria as well as to survey the Nigeria’s rich tech market.      

mark Zuckerberg on Ikoyi Bridge


Zuckerberg’s visit has really remained significant and beneficial to the the Nigerian society as a whole. Apart from being the first African country to be visited by the famous facebook founder, his visit has improved the Nigerian tech society. More individuals and organisations are becoming interested in computer coding, software development and programming. Parents enrol their kids for this now, students and individuals pay for trainings to become more tech savvy.

L-R Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari and Mark Zuckerberg

L-R Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari and Mark Zuckerberg

Andela a tech company which was co-founded by a Nigerian Iyin Aboyeji and is being supported by Zuckerberg’s foundation has created employment opportunities for Nigerians with series of seminars and workshops provided , ranging from the recent free coding training and workshop to African women developer’s training which aids recruiting talented developers and encouraging women in the technology world.

Nigerian languages have become more significant on Google and the Internet generally as a whole and we can say that Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria really paid off for both parties.

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