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President Tinubu names Bosun Tijani as Communications Minister


Bosun Tijani

Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu has named one of the country's tech leaders, Bosun Tijani, as the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy. With this, Tijani will be overseeing Nigeria's burgeoning ICT sector, including the telecommunications industry where companies like MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and Globacom are major players.

Coming from the tech community, Tijani as a Minister in the Tech sector will also be expected to cater to the interest and growth of the West African country's startup ecosystem. Specifically, attention will be on Tijani to see to the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act, a development-focused law passed at the twilight of the immediate past Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Who is Tijani?

Until his appointment, Bosun Tijani was the CEO, and co-founder of CcHub.

Tijani was born in Agege, Lagos, and spent his formative years there before moving to Abeokuta, Ogun State for his secondary education.

In 1996, he moved to Jos to study at the University of Jos where he first started off studying for a diploma in Computer Science before going on to study Economics, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002.

Tijani holds two degrees from the University of Jos: a BSc. in Economics and a Diploma in Computer Science.

He subsequently obtained an MSc. in Information Systems and Management in 2007 from the Warwick Business School in England.

Notably, in March 2023, Tijani completed a PhD programme in Innovation and Economic Development at the University of Leicester.

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