US ambassador unveils first American space in Nigeria
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. William Stuart Symington, has opened Nigeria’s first state-of-the art Priority American Space hosted at the yaba offices of technology incubator, Co-Creation Hub (CCHub).
At the event attended by technology leaders, Ambassador Symington explained that the space, which is equipped with cutting-edge digital technology, is a centre for Nigerians to develop innovative ideas, learn about the United States and its people, explore possible study at U.S. universities, enjoy U.S. cultural programmes and also interact with U.S. exchange programme alumni.
In a statement, Symington said, “At the Priority American Space in Lagos, we are investing in technology and programs to unleash the creativity of Nigeria’s burgeoning community of innovators. We are pleased to partner with Co-Creation Hub, a leading force for incubating social entrepreneurship and technological advancement.”
The Centre, now open to the members of the public, comprises a MakerSpace – a tech area designed to promote digital skill building; a workshop space equipped with the latest laptops and tablets for internet learning; a conversation space for small group meetings and research and a meeting space that supports innovation and creative collaboration.