Facebook announces plan to open office in Lagos

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Popular social media platform, Facebook in a latest statement has announced plan to open an office in Lagos, Nigeria, source tells Sociend Media.

The Lagos office will be its second office on the African continent due to its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa.

According to the reports, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021 and would also make record as the first on the continent to house a team of expert engineers building for the future of Africa and beyond.

Speaking on the proposed new office in Lagos, Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Head of New Product Experimentation said:

“The opening of our new office in Lagos, Nigeria presents new and exciting opportunities in digital innovations to be developed from the continent and taken to the rest of the world.

“All across Africa, we’re seeing immense talent in the tech ecosystem, and I’m proud that with the upcoming opening of our new office, we’ll be building products for the future of Africa, and the rest of the world, with Africans at the helm. We look forward to contributing further to the African tech ecosystem.”

Facebook’s Director of Public Policy, Africa, Kojo Boakye said,

“Our new office in Nigeria presents an important milestone which further reinforces our ongoing commitment to the region. Our mission in Africa is no different to elsewhere in the world – to build community and bring the world closer together, and I’m excited about the possibilities that this will create, not just in Nigeria, but across Africa.”

Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa, said:

“We’re delighted to be announcing our new office in Nigeria. Five years on from opening our first office on the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa, we’re continuing to invest in and support local talent, as well as the various communities that use our platforms. The office in Lagos will also be key in helping to expand how we service our clients across the continent.”

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