Facebook plans to further equip Nigerian with digital skills

smartphone 586903 640Facebook has stated that it has trained more than 50,800 small and medium business owners in digital skills across 20 states in Nigeria

Facebook is celebrating a year since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos. The company has further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills.

It has also released an infographic highlighting major milestones over the past year.

The infographic was created as part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment and investment in growing the start-up ecosystem, and in partnership with CcHub, NG_Hub is a multi-faceted space which connects and bring together developers, start-up’s and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas.

With a number of expert training and events with partners across Nigeria, undertaking in the hub and externally, the aim is to equip individuals and businesses to grow.

Some of the highlights over the past year include:

-Trained more than 50,800 SMBs in digital skills across 20 states in Nigeria

-Delivered 526 events with more than 11,490 attendees at NG_Hub, including programmes such as AR/VR meetups, FbStart Accelerator Programme, Facebook Community Leaders Community meetings (CLCs), Developer Circle gatherings etc.

-Directly supported businesses in 11 different industries from agriculture, through to catering, education and fashion

Speaking of its one year anniversary, Adaora Ikenze, head of public policy, West and Central Africa, said, “I am proud of the incredible impact that NG_Hub has had in its first year, and continues to have on the lives of young Nigerians. We remain committed in deepening our engagement, increasing skills development and supporting the next set of innovators, tech entrepreneurs, start-ups, in our collective bid to change the face of technology and grow the economy.”

Bosun Tijani, founder and CEO of CcHub, added, “We are glad about the tremendous impact Facebook’s investment in NG_HUB has had in such a short period and the ecosystem is already seeing the fruits of this commitment. We are committed to working with Facebook to position NG_HUB as a major platform that drives smart application of technology innovation for economic prosperity across the region and beyond.”

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