Social media giant, Facebook before now announced its partnership with Co creation hub located at Yaba, Lagos to open its first community hub space in Africa. This space would be located in the heart of Lagos State.
The aim of this hub called NG_Hub from facebook is to connect and bring together developers, start-ups and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. The multi faceted creative space would also be used to host a start-up incubator programme, as well as bespoke training, guest speakers and a dedicated event space, all aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.
Launch date for NG_Hub has been set for Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 at 9:30am (GMT +1). According to Emeka Afigbo, Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa, he said that “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 are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion.”
He also went further to say, “One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.”