Facebook, In Collabo With Airtel Has Launched "Free Basic" For Nigerians

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 Facebook, one of the world's largest social media platform has partnered with Airtel Africa to provide free internet services. So it would be possible for Nigerians to access all services available through Facebook's platform called "Free Basics", without paying for data charges.

 Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook said in a post that "there is a lot of innovation across Africa right now and Nigeria in particular is home to a lot of talented developers,"
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 The MD/CEO of Airtel Africa, Christian de Faria said "We are pleased to take this big step forward in our partnership with Facebook, bringing more people online in Africa's most populous country and helping to further narrow the digital divide."
 The CEO of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya said the step is a "significant milestone in our nation's drive towards deepening digital connectivity and enhancing mobile broadband access for millions of Nigerians in line with the key objective of Nigeria's National Broadband Plan (NBBP)."
  Director of Global Products Partnership for Facebook, Imeh Archibong said that "We have spent time with the developer community here in Nigeria to understand how we can help people here build and create for their communities, and by bringing Free Basics to Nigeria, we hope toprovide another platform for developers to bring relevant services to people free of charge.
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