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Zuckerberg In Asso Rock Villa 2 Days After Leaving Nigeria


The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has held a closed-door meeting with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Zuckerberg was seen going into the Presidential Villa at about 12 noon and left before 1.00 pm. details of the meeting were not disclosed to journalists.

It is not clear what the focus of the meeting was, but Mr Zuckerberg had said he was in Nigeria on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa to meet with developers, partners and explore Nigeria’s movie industry.

At the meeting with the Nigerian President, Mr Zuckerberg also presented a Facebook drone prototype to President Buhari.


After the meeting with the President, Mr Zuckerberg headed for the Presidential Banquet Hall to participate in the Aso Villa Demo Day, a programme where 30 Nigerian aspiring tech entrepreneurs are expected to showcase their I.T. skills.

The Facebook founder is said to have flown back into the country from Kenya early on Friday for the meeting.

He had arrived Nigeria on Tuesday and met with aspiring Tech Entrepreneurs and other young Nigerians in Lagos for two days, and shared his thoughts on how Nigeria and Africa can key into the technological revolution that is re-defining human activities across the world.

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