Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, has pledged to use Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook.
Zuckerberg, who is currently on a business visit to Nigeria, made the promise at a meeting with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said that social media application currently allowed the use of Hausa language on Facebook. “I am glad we support Hausa and we are planning on supporting a lot more languages soon.”
Zuckerberg also expressed his willingness to work with local content providers in bringing Nigerian communities to the internet.
He said that having local contents on the Facebook platform would ensure that more people were connected. According to him, in the next 10 to 15 years, Facebook hopes to get everyone in the world connected online.