Facebook set to open Nigerian hub in 2018 for Africa

Leading social media platform, Facebook is set to launch its first community Hub space in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria, early next year which will serve most countries in Africa.

‘NG_HUB from Facebook’ will be a multi-faceted creative space, which will connect and bring together developers, start-ups and the wider communities to collaborate learn and exchange ideas.

The NG_HUB will also host a start-up, incubator programme, as well as bespoke trainings, guest speakers and a dedicated event space, all aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.

Additionally, across Nigeria, Facebook will be supporting a number of existing tech Hubs to serve the communities outside Lagos. The hubs will function as learning centres for local communities, providing multiple opportunities for training and access.

Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa, Mr. Emeka Afigbo, who spoke about Facebook’s partnership with CC Hub, said that the partnership is aimed at supporting local hubs across Nigeria.

In his words, “Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potentials. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups, and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.”


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