President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, for his simple lifestyle.
Buhari, who also appreciated Zuckerberg for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youth, said the government is looking at ways it can promote development through entrepreneurship.
He said the Facebook CEO’s simplicity has challenged the culture of lavish spending and display of wealth in Nigeria.
The President added that “Nigeria has always been identified as a country with great potentials for growth, especially with our youthful population, but now we are moving beyond the potentials to reality.
“I am impressed by your simplicity in sharing your knowledge and wealth with those with less income.”
Buhari also said “In our culture, we are not used to seeing successful people appear like you. We are not used to seeing successful people jogging and sweating on the streets.
“We are more used to seeing successful people in air-conditioned places. We are happy you are well-off and simple enough to always share.”
Mark Zuckerberg had to fly back into the country from Kenya to meet with President Buhari.