How We Kept Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria A Secret – CcHUB CEO Opens Up
Bosun Tijani, Chief Executive Officer, CEO/Co-founder of the Co-creation Hub has revealed that keeping the visit of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was a very tasking act.
In an interview with Punch, Tijani said that Zuckerberg may have renege on his decision to visit had the intention made public.
“It was challenging. We were literally warned not to (say anything); if there was a leak, he would turn back, he wouldn’t come. The sixth or seventh richest man in the world; it was a security threat. We didn’t know on time that he was the one that was coming; we knew a CEO or executive was coming from Facebook. Then few weeks before his arrival, we were informed that he was coming.”
“Everyone was stunned to see Mark. People were confused. But he was a cool guy, reasonable, mingled with everybody and took selfies, he added.
Speaking on Mark’s comment on the entrepreneurial life of Lagos, he said that the tech guru was stunned by the spirit of Lagosians.
I think he was really stunned at the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians. He said from the moment (the plane) landed, people were different and the way people just wanted to do things, he could tell that a lot of people here are serious-minded entrepreneurs.”