Nigerians on social media have blasted CNN over omitting Nigeria as a place Mark Zuckerberg Facebook founder is visiting. The describe the act as ridicule. The attacks started after the international media house tweeted, that Mark Zuckerberg was in Sub-Saharan Africa instead of stating Nigeria outright.
However, now that Mark Zuckerberg is in Lagos, Nigeria, what are six places he must visit before he leaves Lagos?
1. Facebook Partner Workshop Developer Event
The workshop which holds today is one of the major reasons Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria. Although attendance is free, the event is strictly by invitation, and the venue is likely CC HUB in Yaba, Lagos. During the workshop, you’ll hear from Facebook Product, Partnerships, and Engineering teams, who will be providing exclusive, hands-on instruction via code-labs, tech-talks, and updates on the latest Facebook Platform products designed to help you build and grow a successful business.
2. Olumo Rock
When Zuckerberg was in India, one of the places he visited was the Taj Mahal. What is the Nigerian equivalent? There are many, but Olumo Rock is filled with enough history to make a thoroughly enjoyable tourist stop for him. About two hours away from Lagos, in the quiet city of Abeokuta, Ogun state, Mark Zuckerberg should definitely tear himself away from technology long enough to visit Olumo Rock.
3. Aso Rock
Mark Zuckerberg has met the Pope, Barack Obama, Xi Jinping the Chinese President and a whole lot of other powerful leaders across the world. So definitely he must visit Aso Rock and meet the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Especially as the online platform, Facebook played a major role in getting President Buhari elected.
4. White House
No, not the White House in the United States, the Whitehouse Restaurant at No 9, Chapel Street, Sabo Yaba, Lagos, which is quite close to the CC HUB. It is time Zuckerberg tastes and tells the world about the wonders and culinary delight of the White House amala with ewedu soup.
There are a lot of orphanages in Lagos, around Surulere and Yaba, that Mark Zuckerberg should visit, the children there will definitely need some of the charity from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. He has shown on several occasions that he is ever ready to give to a worthwhile cause, so who knows what he might give to the orphanages he decides to visit.