Zuckerberg urges IT entrepreneurs to focus on learning

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has urged Information Technology (IT) entrepreneurs to focus on learning at all giving opportunities.

Zuckerberg made the plea during the live video streaming of his meeting with developers and entrepreneurs in Lagos on Wednesday.

He said that being focused on learning would help the entrepreneurs to know new things that would enable their businesses to succeed and grow.

According to him, learning is the process whereby one tries something and fails, but is able to make headway.

‘`You should not be afraid of failure but you fall and learn from it. You make success when you make mistakes,’’ he said.

Zuckerberg said that constantly willing to learn had made Facebook to succeed as the platform and had given people the power to stay connected, wherever they were.

He said that to connect with people across the globe entailed having access to the internet.

According to him, building infrastructure is essential to have access to the internet and remain connected with the rest of the world.

“If we build infrastructure, anywhere we are in the world, we will have access to the internet and stay connected.

“To make people have access to the internet, it has to be affordable, so that everyone can get it and remain connected.

“For people to get connected, they have to understand why the internet is valuable to them. We need to spread the awareness of the need for the internet to make the world a better place,” he said.

Zuckerberg said that it was the wish of Facebook that by 10 to 15 years, everyone across the globe would be connected.

The Facebook founder is currently in Lagos, Nigeria, to meet with applications developers and entrepreneurs and learn more about Nigeria’s Start-up ecosystem.

His first stop was the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba, a social innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity.

According to him, there are so many talented developers and entrepreneurs here in Nigeria.

‘“Thanks for such a warm welcome. There are so many talented people here. I am excited to get a chance to meet some of them.

“This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I will be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the start-up ecosystem in Nigeria.

“The energy here is amazing and I am excited to learn as much as I can,” he said.

Zuckerberg said that at the CcHUB Nigeria, he was able to talk with kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who came to the Hub to build and launch their apps.

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