Lagos – There are 15 million Nigerians using
the popular online social networking service, Facebook, every month.
According to the United States-based company, 7,1 million
use the service daily.
All the Nigerians that use Facebook monthly are active on
This follows the recent announcement that Facebook’s
active user population in Africa has grown 20 percent to 120 million in June
2015 from 100 million in September 2014.
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More than 80 percent of these people access Facebook from
their mobile phones. Now, 60 percent of all Internet users in Africa are active
Nunu Ntshingila, newly appointed Head of Africa at
Facebook, said at Facebook, they had a saying they were “only 1 percent done.”
“This couldn’t be truer for Facebook in Africa. I’m only
beginning this journey, and I’m already incredibly inspired by the power of
connection – from the smallest moments to fostering global conversations.
Everyone on Facebook has a story, and I can’t wait to hear the stories from
Kenya and Nigeria firsthand,” said Ntshingila.
Ari Kesisoglu, Facebook’s Regional Director for MEA, said
the company was committed to creating solutions tailored to people and
businesses in Africa.
“We continue to spend time with businesses to learn about
how we can work together to create better, more flexible and less fragmented
ways for businesses to reach people in Africa,” said Kesisoglu
- CAJ News