Facebook to Open Africa Office in Lagos Nigeria: Facebook is Moving Closer to Local Talents With A Second Africa Office in Nigeria

On the news lately is the plan on Facebook to Open Africa Office in Lagos Nigeria. Though it already has a company located in Johannesburg, it is finally headed to a place in Nigeria, which is Lagos. Facebook has already been making useful development around the world and to this Africa Office project, it aims to increase the world’s development. More on this topic is in this article, so go through this article carefully to get all the basic information concerning this project.

Facebook to Open Africa Office in Lagos Nigeria

Facebook to Open Africa Office in Lagos Nigeria

Facebook has officially announced on its plans are underway for the opening of an office in Nigeria’s technology capital, Lagos. This office will be Facebook’s second office in Africa since the first was in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015.

According to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, the Nigerian office will become operational in the second half of the year 2021. He also added that this is part of its continued efforts to support the Sub-Saharan Africa region and Africa at large.

Regional Director Facebook Africa, Nunu Ntshingila, in her speech said: “We’re happy to be announcing a new Facebook office in Nigeria. Five years on from opening its first office on the Africa continent in Johannesburg, South Africa. We’re continuing to provide supports and invests in local talent, as well as the various sub-communities that use the Facebook platforms. The office in Lagos will also be key to aid in helping to expand how Facebook provides service to its clients across the continent.”

Facebook is Moving Closer to Local Talents With A Second Africa Office in Nigeria

The Nigerian Facebook office will host a team of seasoned expert engineers as well as teams from across Sales, Communications, Partnerships, and Policy to assist and help build the future of technology in Africa and beyond.

Still speaking on the Facebook Nigeria project plans, Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Head of New Product Experimentation said that: “The opening of our new office in Lagos, Nigeria will provide new and exciting opportunities in digital innovations to be developed from the continent and shared to other parts of the world.”

Ime Archibong also added to his speech, saying that – “Worldwide across the Africa continent, there are signs of talent in the ecosystem, and I’m proud that with this upcoming opening of the new Nigeria office in Lagos, we’ll be developing products for the future of Africa and the other part of the world. We also look towards contributing more to the African ecosystem on tech”.

After Facebook opened its very first office in Africa during the year 2015, it has archived a number of investments across Africa which aids to grow, expand, and develop the tech ecosystem. Facebook also partnered with CcHub in the year 2018 to launch the “NG Hub” which aims at leading technology talent growth and development in Nigeria.

Also, the company (Facebook) project titled “$1 billion 2Africa” is currently a work in progress. The company is also collaborating with telco giants including MTN and Orange to build the world’s largest subsea cable project which is to provide speed up internet connectivity across Africa.

Conclusion

In 2019, Facebook then partnered with Teleperformance to create a Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre located in Lagos. The SBG center supports the growth and development of SMBs by providing outsourced support to all English-speaking advertisers across Sub-Saharan Africa and through its Advocacy, Community & Education (ACE) programme.

Although Facebook’s new office in Nigeria project is a sign of the company’s tech development plans for Africa. It also reveals the huge business market and the proliferation of talents in Nigeria’s tech space.

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