Social media platform, Facebook has unfolded plans to train no fewer than 50,000 Nigerians, including students, small and medium enterprise owners among others in digital skills.
The technology platform also disclosed that it will open first community hub space in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs.
In addition, Facebook equally explained that it will be supporting a number of existing tech Hubs to serve the communities outside Lagos.
The hubs will function as learning centres for local communities, providing multiple opportunities for training and access.
Facebook made the announcements in Lagos, in a meeting with a cross session of journalists and other stakeholders in the technology ecosystem.
Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa Mr Emeka Afigbo said, “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 have invested in helping these communities build for the next billion.
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