Facebook launches hub in Lagos, first in Africa
As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook has unveiled a hub in Lagos to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas.
In addition, Facebook also announced partnerships with seven other hubs across the country including Abuja (Ventures Platform), Jos, Kaduna (Colab Hub), Kano (DI Hub), Uyo (Start Innovation Hub), Enugu (Roar Hub) and Port Harcourt (Ken Saro Wiwa Hub).
Speaking at the unveiling, Facebook's Vice President of Partnerships, Ime Archibong, stated that the centre will serve as a dedicated Facebook space, where many of Facebook’s training sessions will take place, and a platform where creative and developers can book to help them advance their skills.
According to Ime, the NG Hub space, which includes workspaces, meeting rooms, a games and chill out room, an event space and a well catered café, will also be the focal point for a number of training programmes, aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.
As all these was designed to equip Nigerian SMEs, tech entrepreneurs and the next generation of leaders to better understand and utilize the power of digital tools for economic growth.
“Technology provides expansive opportunities to engage young, creative and resourceful Nigerians, especially in delivering solutions to challenges across communities here in Nigeria. Our mission is to build community and bring the world closer together, NG_Hub provides that physical space that will serve as a centre of learning and skills development in Lagos, and I’m excited about the possibilities that this will create.” She said