Facebook To Include More Nigerian Languages – Mark Zuckerberg Says In Lagos

Facebook To Include More Nigerian Languages – Mark Zuckerberg Says In Lagos

By Ogala Osoka | Staff Reporter on August 31, 2016
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg visits the Co-Creation Hub in Lagos on August 30, 2016

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has said in order to be more accessible to Nigerians, Facebook would include more Nigerian languages.

At a meeting with software designers and ICT experts in Lagos, Nigeria, Zuckerberg on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, pledged that his Social Networking platform would make use of more Nigerian languages while providing services.

“I am glad we support Hausa and we are planning on supporting a lot more languages soon.’’

Expressing his delightfulness in working with local content providers in making the internet more accommodating for Nigerian communities, Zuckerberg said these local content would ensure people are connected.

He also  stated that Facebook hopes to get everybody in the world connected online.

The 7th richest man in the world is meeting with developers, entrepreneurs and startups.

At his first stop, the Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation center in Yaba, Lagos, Zuckerberg stated that Nigeria was filled with talented people.

“Thanks for such a warm welcome. There are so many talented people here. I am excited to get a chance to meet some of them.

“This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I will be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria.

“The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can,” he said, adding that he had been able to talk  with the children at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who came to the hub to launch their apps.


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