Mark Zuckerberg Returns to Nigeria to Meet Nigerian President
Mark Zuckerberg returns to Nigeria to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo. He was invited back to the country to participate in the Aso Villa Demo Day, an event organised by the Buhari Administration for Nigerians to showcase their ideas for possible investment support from the government.
Earlier this week, the Facebook founder was in Nigeria on a short visit to meet with tech developers at Co-creation Hub in Yaba, Lagos. It was a two-day visit that seemed like a week because the guru tech was able to accomplish a lot. He even made it possible for young developers and tech entrepreneurs to meet with him in a Q & A Session at the Landmark Event Centre.
Just yesterday, Zuckerberg was very busy in Kenya and surprisingly he is in Abuja, Nigeria today. This guy is so cool!!!
This time around, he is wearing a suit and not a casual T.Shirt that we saw him in on Tuesday and Wednesday. When asked why he decided to look formal, he sincerely said it was “Out of respect for the formality of meeting a president."
Elated Buhari told Zuckerberg, "I am impressed by your simplicity in sharing your knowledge and wealth with those with less income. In our culture, we are not used to seeing successful people appear like you. We are not used to seeing successful people jogging and sweating on the streets. We are more used to seeing successful people in air-conditioned places. We are happy you are well-off and simple enough to always share".
To Zuckerberg, you have stepped into the most popular country in West Africa and when they really like you, they will show it. Take Note: Once you go Nigeria, you don't go back. Lol!!!
Left to right Vice President Osibanjo, Pres. Buhari and Zuckerberg
President Muhammadu Buhari and Mark Zuckerberg