Unic Press UK: Social media leviathan Facebook announced Friday that a new office would be opened in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2021 to serve as home to several members of its workforce, including a team of engineers and employees with sales, partnerships, policy, and communications roles.
“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” -– Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Head of New Product Experimentation
From 2015 when Facebook’s first Africa office was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company has made a number of investments in the continent to provide connectivity infrastructures, support the tech ecosystem, promote businesses, and so on.
Excited about the advent of a new office in Africa, precisely in Lagos, Nigeria, the Facebook Africa regional director, Nunu Ntshingila, 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.”