Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday, arrived in Nigeria unannounced and surprisingly made a sudden visit and inspection of activities at the Co-Creation Hub, Yaba Lagos.

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His arrival to Nigeria is not unconnected to the ‘Facebook for developers’ workshop’ for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners holding today in Lagos.

The event is expected to help the engineers build better applications and monetise them more effectively.

Zuckerberg is also expected to host a Q&A session sharing Facebook’s strategic plans in Africa’s largest economy.

Before attending at Co-creation Hub, Zuckerberg met with young kids attending a summer coding camp.


Though the visit is part of a series of global town hall meetings, Facebook’s strong ties with Nigeria cannot be ignored. With 16 million people visiting the social media platform monthly, Nigeria remains Facebook’s biggest market in Africa.

In a bid to further grow that market, Facebook launched its Free Basics service in Nigeria in May. Targeting a bulk of the population who cannot afford internet access, the service will allow users to access Facebook as well as other listed websites at no cost.

Facebook is an online social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States, which Zuckerberg and his fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes formed on February 4, 2004.

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