Facebook to Launch NG_Hub in Partnership with CcHUB, Its 1st Community Hub in Nigeria
Facebook, in partnership with Cc-HUB, has scheduled to launch a community Hub space in Lagos, Nigeria next year. ‘NG_HUB from Facebook’ is expected to bring together developers, creatives, start-ups and a community of learners; the space will be a place to share, exchange, and learn ideas.
In partnership with CcHUB, @facebook will be launching NG_HUB the first of its community hub in Nigeria. Opening in 2018 #NG_HUB will be a creative space, offering support to tech startups & driving innovation in Nigeria's tech ecosystem. More details here https://t.co/NyDQ2GeaIT pic.twitter.com/9u4vu2JFgX
— Co-Creation Hub (@Cc_HUB) November 23, 2017
The hub is designed to host a start-up incubator, bespoke training facilities, a dedicated event space and a lecture room for invited guest speakers. The single aim of NG_HUB is to draw out the best of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem to a location of access and growth.
Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa said at the launch “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. 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.”
This signifies, to a great extent, the expectation of the social media giant after all.
— 'Bosun Tijani (@bosuntijani) November 22, 2017
Though planned to be located in the heart of Lagos, NG_HUB will spread its tentacles of influence by supporting tech Hubs outside Lagos, which will serve as a miniature version of itself, offering training and access for the communities where they are set up.
You can watch the entire launch event here
— Ìmísí 3D (@Imisi3d) November 22, 2017
The presence of NG_HUB will no doubt increase the activity of the Nigerian tech ecosystem, be building and seeking out more opportunities for the youths, and other creatives. Such initiatives bring hope for the future of the digital life of the country, as it helps train interested individuals and will undoubtedly spark interest in others.
Joined by the Facebook Skills Programme, NG_HUB from Facebook will make 2018 a year of speedy growth in the Nigerian tech space.
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