Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo said government was determined to ensure the country was built on the energy, innovation and creativity of its young people.
“We are looking forward to cooperating with Facebook. In a couple of month, we would be working out ways we would cooperate, especially with connectivity and some of the great ideas Mark has to improve connectivity in Africa,” he said.
Mr. Osinbajo was responding to comments by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who was special guest at an event to present three of the 30 winners who emerged from to pitch the most innovative ideas.
According to premium Times, Mr. Zuckerberg, who said he was inspired by the ideas by the young Nigerians, expressed believe in them, saying he was looking forward to seeing how they would impact Nigeria and the world.
“This has really blown me away by the talent of the entrepreneurs and young developers in this country, particularly by the focus to build something that’s going to make a difference and bring change,” Mr. Zuckerberg said.
He said the ideas reminded him of when Facebook began, saying he did not set out to establish a company, but to build a something he wanted to see impact the world.
“That’s what I see people here doing; pushing through challenges, building things you want to see impact the world; things that would make a country great,” Mr. Zukerberg said.
“This is not going to be better for Nigeria and Africa alone, but the whole world. I am blown away by what you are doing. I believe in you. I’m looking forward to see what you do