Facebook to use more Nigerian languages- Zuckerberg

Facebook to use more Nigerian languages- Zuckerberg

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has pledged to use Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook.

Zuckerberg, who is on a business visit to Nigeria, made the promise at a meeting with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs yesterday in Lagos. Zuckerberg, yesterday explained why he chose Lagos as first city to visit in sub-Saharan Africa. “I feel there is great energy here in Lagos,” Zuckerberg told a large audience, comprising Nigerian Internet developers and technology-savvy entrepreneurs at Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba, Lagos Mainland.

The youthful billionaire said the visit was part of the town-hall meeting with people on Facebook communities to learn how to improve users’ experience by developing technologies and engaging entrepreneurs around the world.

 Zuckerberg said: “I have been going around the world, to different cities, and we’ve been doing town-hall meetings and we’ve been sitting down with people on Facebook communities, hearing from them about our user services and we can do better. Here in Lagos, I want to not just sit down with members of this community, but sit down with developers and entrepreneurs. The reason for that is I feel there is great energy here and I think the world needs to see that.”

The American entrepreneur noted that Nigeria’s economy is in transition from a resource-based economy to an entrepreneurial and knowledge-based market. He observed that Nigeria, as largest market in Africa, possesses “great entrepreneurial opportunities”, stressing that the nation’s potential in entrepreneurship was downplayed by investors, because of wrong perception. Read more 

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