Today marks one year since Facebook opened its Lagos-based NG_Hub to the public.
NG_HUb, which Facebook opened in partnership with social innovation centre CoCreation Hub (CcHub), is a space for collaboration which the firm created as a part of its ongoing commitment and investment in Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.
The flagship hub space plays host to several programmes that include the FbStart Accelerator, Digify Africa, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) meetups, as well as #SheMeansBusiness.
NG_Hub has delivered 526 events with over 11 490 attendees
Over the last year, the hub — with partners across Nigeria — has hosted a number of training sessions and events that aim to equip individuals and businesses grow.
In a statement today Facebook said the hub has run 526 events with over 11 490 attendees for programmes such as AR/VR meetups, the FbStart Accelerator programme, Facebook Community Leaders Community meetings and Developer Circle gatherings.
In addition, the space has helped train over 50 800 small businesses in digital skills across 20 states in Nigeria. Facebook also claims the hub has supported businesses in 11 different industries, that include agriculture, catering, education and fashion.
The infographic below, from Facebook, details the impact NG_Hub has made in the last year.
Featured image: Facebook VP Partnerships Ime Archibong opening the launch event at NG_Hub in Lagos last year (Facebook)