Bosun Tijani, the CEO, and co-founder of CcHub, was on Wednesday among the second batch of ministerial nominees unveiled for screening by President Bola Tinubu.
On Wednesday, Senate President Godswill Akpabio unwrapped the list of 19 more ministerial nominees submitted by the President’s Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila.
One of such nominees is the young techie called Bosun Tijani from Lagos State. For stakeholders in Nigeria’s tech sector, Tijani’s nomination is a welcome development and a breath of fresh air for the sector as it is believed he would be holding forte as the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy role.
1. Tijani was born in Agege, Lagos, and spent his formative years there before moving to Abeokuta, Ogun State for his secondary education.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Notably, in March 2023, Tijani completed a PhD programme in Innovation and Economic Development at the University of Leicester.
5. He has led the expansion of CcHub across Nigeria, Kenya, and more recently, Namibia. From its humble beginnings in Yaba, CcHub has grown to become a significant catalyst for tech advancement in Africa by empowering young people with the tools, communities, and capital they need to launch impactful ventures.
6. With a N1bn growth fund, CcHub has committed to impacting over 95 early-stage businesses including those bringing innovation to Africa’s education and healthcare systems.
7. In 2017, New Africa Magazine named Tijani as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa.