Mark Zuckerberg jogs in Lagos

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Zuckerberg, right, jogs in Lagos
Zuckerberg, right, jogs in Lagos

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has been enjoying all his moments in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, since he began a visit on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, he posted a photo that shows him   and some of the city’s tech entrepreneurs jogging on the iconic Ikoyi-Lekki Bridge.

” Quick run this morning across the Ikoyi Bridge with entrepreneurs in the Lagos Road Warriors running club. Best way to see a city!”, he wrote.

On Tuesday, he spent time meeting with developers and entrepreneurs,  and learning, as he put  about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria.

“The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can”, he said.

Later he wrote effusively  about his meeting with  Rosemary Njoku, who runs the Facebook Express Wi-Fi stand in Lagos.

Zuckerberg meets Rosemary Njoku
Zuckerberg meets Rosemary Njoku

“Express Wi-Fi empowers entrepreneurs to build a business by providing their community with access to the internet. Facebook designed the technology, and local internet providers add the connectivity. Express Wi-Fi is part of ourInternet.org initiative.

“Rosemary already had a business before she also started selling Express Wi-Fi as well, but she told me she now has 3,000 customers and makes much more money from Express Wi-Fi. She’s a great example of how local entrepreneurs spread internet access around the world.

“This week, we’re launching a satellite into space to enable more entrepreneurs across Africa to sell Express Wi-Fi and more people to access reliable internet. That means more connectivity and more opportunity for entrepreneurs like Rosemary everywhere”, the 32 year old billionaire visiting Nigeria for the first time said.


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