Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, microblogging giant, has announced his arrival in Nigeria.


Dorsey took to his his verified Twitter handle to announce his arrival on Thursday evening.

“So grateful to be finally in Nigeria,” he wrote.

It is believed that he landed the country in company of three other executives of the social networking service and will be in Africa for the whole of November to meet with local entrepreneurs in the continent.


It is also believed that he will be visiting the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub.


In October, Dorsey had disclosed his plans to visit four African nations; Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa in November.

“Headed to Africa for all of November! Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Going to spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs, including  @betelhem_dessie @noelkudu @GETNETASEFFA,” he had written.

The entrepreneurs are Noel Daniel of Kudu Ventures and both Getnet Aseffa and Betelhem Dessie from artificial intelligence research and development company, iCog Labs.

His arrival comes a few days after he had announced the banning of all political ads globally on the microblogging platform, starting from November 22.


The ban, according to him, follows the growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media.

Dorsey’s visit to Nigeria also comes about three years after Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook — another major tech giant — graced Africa’s most populous nation with his presence.

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