A young Nigerian identified as Chimdindu Aneke, who was an ex-Google and Andela staff, has been appointed by Facebook to become its Developer and Startup Programs Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa with the task of ensuring the growth and success of startups and developers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Though no official statement has been released by Facebook, however, the excited Aneke took to his page on social media to announce the development, adding that Africa’s journey is just 1% finished.
His post says “I am highly adrenalized to have joined Facebook in London as the Developer and Startup Programs Manager, in which I would be responsible for the growth and success of startups and developers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This is my second week, having started officially last week Monday. I am thrilled to see how diverse, smart, and super talented the people here are, and together, work hard daily, to make meaningful impact for billions of people on this continent.
“Facebook’s mission “Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together” drives everything that is done here. I have experienced this in my interactions with people, the environment, the culture, and I am already looking forward to more. Beyond the amazing people, the values, the incredible work, open environment, and inclusive culture, I have been oriented and aware that nothing is ever completely done; innovation and creativity should not have a dead-end, except you choose to make them so. Hence, the internal powerful slogan that drives Facebook employees and our work “The journey is only 1% finished.”
“Together with the team, we will continue to double our efforts in supporting developers through the Developer Circle Communities, Tech hubs, and Startup programs across SSA plus many more exciting initiatives we will be driving. Africa is on a journey and has come really far. To be a player in the big wave coming to Africa, we need to be aware that the Journey is never finished. “We die here”
Seems good things are befalling the people of Nigeria as just few days ago, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Okonjo Iweala was appointed to join the board of Twitter.