Mark Zuckerberg’s visit gives Nigerian startups much-needed boost

By Stephanie Busari

Photos: Mark Zuckerberg enjoys Kenyan safari - CNN
Photos: Mark Zuckerberg enjoys Kenyan safari – CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria, his first to sub-Saharan Africa, has put the country’s tech businesses firmly in the world’s spotlight.

Zuckerberg staged a surprise visit to the country’s economic capital Lagos on Tuesday and his first stop was a local innovation center and tech hub in Yaba, an area on the mainland of Lagos known as Nigeria’s Silicon Valley.

There was no fanfare amid tight security and some of those working at the Co-Creation Hub, called CcHUB, didn’t even know Zuckberg was coming.

He appeared nervous, a little startled even, as he launched into an impromptu speech about why he was there. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: CNN News Online

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