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How Facebook Lagos hub will help Nigerian start-ups

How Facebook Lagos hub will help Nigerian start-ups

Facebook will open a community hub space in Nigeria in 2018.
The big thing about this is that Facebook will host an incubator program to develop technology start-ups and train 50,000 Nigerians in digital skills.
Facebook will partner with CCHub to launch NG_HUB in Lagos. This will bring together the Nigerian tech community, including developers and start-ups, to enable them to collaborate, learn from each other and exchange ideas.

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The hub is expected to develop and nurture small businesses, tech start-ups and young Nigerians who desire to be entrepreneurs.

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“Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and we are interested 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,” said Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships, Middle East & Africa at the announcement last week.
Facebook said the training – aimed at software developers, entrepreneurs and students – would be offered in cities including the capital, Abuja, Port Harcourt in the south, Calabar in the southeast and Kaduna in the north.

ODINAKA ANUDU