Facebook Will Launch a Job Training Program and Startup Incubator in 2018

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has announced plans to launch a training program and incubator in Nigeria.

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The social media platform will open a community hub space in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training program in fast-growing Africa.

This centre would also host an incubator program to help develop technology startups, while it will also train 50,000 Nigerians in digital skills.

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According to Emeka Afigbo who is the Head of Platform Partnership for the Middle East and Africa

The hub would be a multi-faceted creative space, which would connect developers, start-ups and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. Additionally, across Nigeria, Facebook will be supporting a number of existing technology hubs to serve the communities outside Lagos. The hubs will function as learning centres for local communities, providing multiple opportunities for training. Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups.

The hub which would be known as NG_Hub from Facebook will open early 2018 in collaboration with CoCreation Hub and will be based in Lagos.

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As regards the training, it will be offered in Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Calabar and Kaduna.

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Excited about this and can’t wait to see what comes out of it.