Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, Visits CcHub as Part of His Nigerian Tour
Nigeria is playing host to another prominent techpreneur as Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey comes visiting.
Announcing his entry yesterday evening, Dorsey had visited the country’s capital, Abuja, meeting with some Nigerian tech heavyweights – Victor Asemota, Jason Njoku of IrokoTV, as well as other prominent individuals.
Moving on from there, Jack made his first notable stop today at Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), in Yaba, – Nigeria’s Silicon Valley for startups. Together with Bosun Tijani, CEO of CcHub, Jack had a tour of the Co-Creation Hub, meeting with several startups and entrepreneurs while learning more about the Nigerian tech ecosystem.
He also had a photocall with the press at the Co-Creation Hub earlier today.
This visit to Nigeria is part of Jack’s listening and learning tour in Africa. Earlier in October, the Twitter CEO had announced plans to visit four African nations in November, meeting with entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Although, at the time, there was no information on the details of his trip or which African entrepreneur he intended to meet.
In his tweet, Jack included a photograph of him with African entrepreneurs Noel Kudu (co-founder of Kudu Ventures), Getnet Aseffa and Betelhem Dessie (from artificial intelligence research and development company iCog Labs from Addis Ababa).
So far, there has been no major announcement or information regarding his plans, the visit to Nigeria may see Dorsey make some vital announcements, sharing Twitter’s strategic plans in Africa’s largest economy.
On the part of the platform, it has given nods to Nigeria over the past one year, one of which includes the appointment of Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board.
And with millions of people visiting the social media platform monthly, Nigeria is arguably the platform’s biggest market in Africa and it’s no surprise it is Dorsey’s first point of call.
Hopefully, he comes bearing good tidings.
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