- Hauwa Ojeifo, Tony Onuk, Eyitayo Ogunmola, and Abiodun Aderen have all been chosen by Facebook for its community accelerator's programme
- The successful Nigerians were chosen out of a large pool of applicants following the call for submissions in March 2020
- During the six months programme, successful applicants will be learning from world experts on how to build their communities
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Facebook has selected 12 African leaders for its community accelerator initiative, a programme that will run for the duration of 6 months.
It should be noted that the project's main aim is to help communities with the funding, mentorship, training so that they can grow.
The leadership programme was launched in 2018 as a way to invest in leaders who are working on building viable communities around the world in order to bring about sustainable change.
Before the selection, people were called to apply in March 2020. Following that announcement, Facebook received a total number of 77 submissions, out of which 12 were selected from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Participants will get great funding and support
The programme will be releasing up to $3 million and will give each of the participants $30,000 (N11,607,600). The chosen leaders will use the first of three months of the programme to learn from experts on how to better their communities.
The later part of the programme will be used to teach them how to execute their plans with great support from the project.
The names of the Nigerians are below with their organisations:
1. Hauwa Ojeifo (She Writes Woman)
2. Tony Onuk (The Root Hub)
3. Eyitayo Ogunmola (Utiva)
4. Abiodun Adereni (Helpmum)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was among the top 7 richest men in the world in 2020 with a fortune of $54.7bn.
Jeff Bezos led all as the richest man with $113 billion net worth. Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, made the second cut with $98 billion. Bernard Arnault and Family in France made number three with $76 billion worth.
In other news, Legit.ng had reported that the United States announced plans to sponsor Nigerians that can come up with a programme aimed at improving the lives of youths in the south-south geopolitical zone.
The disclosure was made by the US embassy in Nigeria, which said interested individuals should submit a proposal detailing how they would organise the programme.
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