…. Now what’s particularly painful about this news is that I missed meeting him by the whiskers. I was actually at CCHUB barely an hour to his visit for an appointment.
Well, Mark and his wife are really in town and it’s all excitement for them as well as Facebook enthusiasts in Nigeria particularly. It would interest you to know that this is Mark’s first visit to sub-saharan Africa and his first stop was the CCHUB (Co-Creation HUB Nigeria) in Yaba, Lagos.
While there he was able to meet with kids on summer camp learning coding and programming. An elated Zuckerberg said:
A while back, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative made a substantial investment of $24Million in Andela and it’s also believed he might be here to find out what they’ve (Andela) been up to. Oh for those that don’t know, Andela is an African outfit set up to develop high quality technology talents across Africa to drive World solutions in the nearest future. Andela has an office here in Nigeria too.
Facebook would be holding a developers meet tomorrow with Zack moderating/chairing the event himself.
See more pics from his visit to CCHUB earlier this evening.
I won’t be surprised if we see more investments by Mark in the startups and tech ecosystem in Nigeria soon.
What do you guys think?