Mark Zuckerberg Returns to Nigeria for the Aso Villa Demo Day

President Muhammadu Buhari
Mark Zuckerberg Returns to Nigeria for the Aso Villa Demo Day

After having a good time in Kenya where he ate Ugali and a whole fried Tilapia at MAMA Oliech Restaurant Mark Zuckerberg has returned to Nigeria. While in Kenya, he visited iHub to meet with engineers and developers . Zuckerberg’s return to Nigeria is because he is expected to be a guest at the Aso Villa Demo Day in Abuja.

The Aso Villa Demo Day is a Nigerian government technology initiative. Moreover, Zuckerberg had been in a meeting with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Zuckerberg, president Buhari and delegation after the meeting

“Last stop of my trip: I’m in Abuja to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.We all met with entrepreneurs as part of Demo Day, an initiative for the Nigerian government to fund entrepreneurs with ideas for improving the country. We heard from engineers who are finding ways to reward people for recycling, designing ways to pick up trash easier, and using shuttles to improve commutes in Lagos.This has been an inspiring trip. The energy and entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Kenya is amazing. I can’t wait to come back again soon!” said Zuckerberg in his Facebook post.

The 30 startups that were initially selected to pitch at Aso Villa Demo Day will have the opportunity to meet with Mark Zuckerberg at the event. On Tuesday, he visited the Co-creation Hub and Andela . He continued on Wednesday by being part of the Town hall meeting where he shared his experiences as an entrepreneur,  to Nigeria’s developers and entrepreneurs.

We hope Mark Zuckerberg  visits the Silicon Mountain of Cameroon.

 

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