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Zuckerberg Pledges To Use Nigerian Content Providers On Facebook

…also promised more use of Nigerian languages in offering services on the social media

Mark Zuckerberg addressing his audience atCoCreation Hub, Yaba, Lagos
Mark Zuckerberg addressing his audience atCoCreation Hub, Yaba, Lagos

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has pledged to use Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook as well as work with more of the Nation’s content providers.
Zuckerberg, who is currently on a business visit to Nigeria, made the promise at a meeting with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said that social media application currently allowed the use of Hausa language on Facebook “I am glad we support Hausa and we are planning on supporting a lot more languages soon.”
Zuckerberg also expressed his willingness to work with local content providers in bringing Nigerian communities to the internet. He said that having local contents on the Facebook platform would ensure that more people were connected.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg coaching some kids

According to him, in the next 10 to 15 years, Facebook hopes to get everyone in the world connected online.
Zuckerberg is currently meeting with developers, entrepreneurs and startups.
His first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Yaba, dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity.

Zukerbarg in group pictures with Nigerians
Zukerbarg in group pictures with Nigerians

According to him, there are many talented developers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
“Thanks for such a warm welcome. There are so many talented people here. I am excited to get a chance to meet some of them.
“This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I will be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs and learning about the start-up ecosystem in Nigeria.
The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can,” he said.
Zuckerberg said that at CcHUB, he was able to talk with children at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs, who came to the hub to build and launch their apps.

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