The CEO of the globally used Social media, Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly said that the use of Nigerian indigenous languages would be used henceforth on Facebook in offering services to its users. These languages include Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo among others.

Zuckerberg said this on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, while speaking with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria.

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He said, “I am glad we support Hausa and we are planning on supporting a lot more languages soon”.

Speaking further, Zuckerberg also expressed his willingness to work with local content providers in bringing Nigerian communities to the internet, adding that local contents on the Facebook platform would ensure that more people were connected.

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He commended the efforts of developers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, saying they are talented.

“Thanks for such a warm welcome. There are so many talented people here. I am excited to get a chance to meet some of them. This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I will be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs and learning about the start-up ecosystem in Nigeria.

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“The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can”, he said.

Mark Zuckerberg who came into the country yesterday, has visited Tech center, Andela in Yaba.


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