Following the acquisition of social media giant Twitter by the world’s richest man Elon Musk for a record $44 billion, a Nigerian billionaire is planning a similar move with a local platform.
Dr. Stephen Akintayo, a realtor, has made an open offer to buy Nairaland, Nigeria’s top internet platform, for N1 billion.
Nairaland is a popular Nigerian online forum that was launched on March 8, 2005, by entrepreneur Seun Osewa and is one of the country’s top six most frequented websites.
The microbiology graduate, who made the announcement on Twitter, stated that people cannot continue to do anything while foreigners take over the tech industry.
Stephen yelled that he is serious about his business and has no intention of chasing clot. with his intention.
“BASE ON THIS!” he tweeted. I AM READY TO PAY 1 BILLION NAIRA FOR 20% CASH AND 80% LAND TO BUY @NAIRALAND “100% “.
*COME ON GUYS, LET’S DO THIS! I KNOW WHAT THIS SITE CAN BE IN LESS THAN TEN YEARS. I AM SERIOUS ABOUT MY BUSINESS! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR FOREIGNERS TO BUY ALL OF OUR TECH COMPANIES.
When a netizen objected that his offered price was more than enough to establish a platform that would outperform Nairaland in no time, Stephen responded:
“IF YOU DID SOME THINKING, YOU WOULD KNOW @ELONMUSK COULD HAVE BUILT @TWITTER RIVAL FOR LESS THAN 1BILLION USD BUT PAID 44BILLION USD INSTEAD.” BRO, WE ARE NOT BUYING SITES! WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUYING DATA. TALKING WITHOUT THINKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.”
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