Facebook has opened its first African technology hub in Nigeria at Mongomery, Yaba, a suburb of Lagos.

The hub christened NG_Hub, is equipped with modern technologies, and also has several work spaces.

According to Facebook, the establishment of the hub, is to deepen advance technology, including Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, among others.

It also disclosed that, about 50,000 young Nigerians will be empowered with digital training.

According to the Vice President of Product Partnership Facebook, Ime Archibong, the the Hub would service the entire ICT ecosystem, including, SMEs.

Facebook’s Manager, Developers Programme, Emeka Afigbo said the hub would provide opportunities for businesses to be formed and developed.

Afigbo, who revealed that lots of SMEs rely on Facebook to drive their businesses, noted that most businesses thriving today were built through the social media platform.

She revealed that Facebook will be working with some partners, like Digify, APCON, She Leads Africa, and Tripple A,  to drive the initiative and make it more beneficial to the country and Africa as a whole.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu