NIGERIA – Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has sent a strong signal to Nigerian youths over the visit of the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Ezekwesili said: “Mark Zuckerberg. Hopefully he left a strong message for our young friends that “the SUBSTANCE of a person’s life is not defined by $$””.
“Mark Zuckerberg did not pay a Charity Visit to Nigeria. He can already SMELL where the NEXT BIG thing will emerge from in IT world-NIGERIA!
“The visit by Mark Zuckerberg is HUGE. It is a stellar achievement of Nigeria’s YOUNG who have given their intellect to growing IT knowledge.
“While sectors that are harbingers of Nigeria’s endemic corruption challenge are in DECLINE, note how the YOUNG redefine Nigeria thru IT”, she tweeted.
The Facebook founder visited Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Tuesday, and interacted with Nigerian tech entrepreneurs at Yaba, regarded as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria.