Ahead of the launch of NG_Hub in Nigeria by Facebook and the partners, statistics released by the social media giant shows that out of the 91million Nigerians online, 22million of them are on Facebook every month.
“Giving communities in Nigeria the power to share and grow on Facebook is important to us”, the Facebook team said, “That’s why we are investing in local initiatives to promote innovation, job readiness and digital literacy to ensure Facebook has a positive impact on Nigeria’s economy and society”.Why is Facebook launching NG_Hub?
At $2 billion, the Lagos startup ecosystem is the most valuable in Africa, Facebook, said, adding that NG_Hub is part of its ongoing commitment to grow a community of digitally empowered entrepreneurs, business leaders and people.
NG_Hub will open early next year in Lagos in partnership with the Co-Creation Hub. This multi-faceted space will bring together developers, start-ups, entrepreneurs and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas.
How Facebook has enabled SMBs growth
Nearly 1 in 2 small businesses on Facebook in Nigeria built their business on the platform.
87% of small businesses in Nigeria say digital skills are important when thinking about hiring a new employee, more important than where an applicant went to school.
Small businesses are the foundation of the Nigerian economy and an important part of the Facebook community.
“That’s why we are working with leading NGOs and training organisations to help small businesses in Nigeria to connect, share and grow online”.
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