Nigeria is the largest Facebook market in Africa, with 16 million people visiting the social media platform monthly. Nigeria remains Facebook biggest market. In other to extend its control and market, Facebook launched FreeBasics service in the country in May.
Zuckerberg is expected to spend few days in Nigeria and before he leave, he might meet with the President Buhari and the Vice President Osinbajo according to plan, authoritatively the meeting hasn’t been confirmed.
Mark started his visit from Lagos, where he said “I will be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria.”
The Facebook founder first stop in Lagos was Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub), in Yaba, Lagos State. He also met with Rosemary Njoku at the Facebook Express Wi-Fi stand she runs in Lagos.
“This week, we’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.” Zuckerberg said.
Zuckerberg has given go ahead to Nigeria over the past year, acknowledging the work like BudgIT and also Jobberman.