Facebook eyes potential Nigeria partnerships

March 9, 2016 9:05 am1 commentViews: 14

facebookLAGOS, (CAJ News) – FACEBOOK, the United States head-quartered online social networking service, is exploring ways of enhancing partnerships in Nigeria.

The company recently highlighted its commitment to Nigerian content partners and developers with a full calendar of workshops, masterclasses and events at Social Media Week in Lagos.

The weeklong conference was an ideal opportunity for Facebook to showcase its commitment to local partners as well as share its latest best practices with Nigerian content companies and developers.

“With 16 million people in Nigeria visiting Facebook each month, we are constantly looking for ways to deepen our partnerships in the country. Social Media Week in Lagos was a perfect opportunity for us to spend time with the Nigerian developer and content community to share expertise and get feedback to shape our strategy going forward,” said Emeka Afigbo, Product Partnerhsips Manager at Facebook.

“We were inspired by the innovative thinking that we saw from the Nigerian partner community, and look forward to working with them to deliver rich, personalised services and solutions for people and businesses in West Africa. Nigeria’s agencies, people, and businesses are ahead of the curve in using mobile-first solutions to connect.”

Recently, Facebook also updated the Nigerian market about the progress of Free Basics, a programme that brings relevant basic internet services without data charges to people in growing countries.

It has added a number of new partners to the Free Basics ecosystem, including the SmartBusiness website, which helps people get information needed to launch and run businesses using any web enabled phone or computer.

With Africa’s biggest population -170 million- Nigeria is seen as a lucrative market for Facebook.

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