The founder and chief Executive Officer of Co-Creation Hub, Dr Bosun Tijani is on the list of the 19 ministerial nominees send to the National Assemble by President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria.
Ijani was some years ago declared a number of analysts one of the most powerful figures in African tech when Co-creation Hub and iHUB merger in 2019.
The Nigerian-British entrepreneur was born on July 20, 1977, and after his early education, he bagged a diploma in Computer Science and (B.Sc.) in Economics from the University of Jos between 1996 and 2002. In 2003, He joined the Lagos Business School, Accenture and Junior Achievement for an MBA Course, Venture in Management.
He went further to get his MSc in Information systems and Management from the Warwick Business School in 2006/2007. In 2013, Bosun did the Innovation for Economic Development executive programme at the Harvard Kennedy School, and also recently added a PhD, Innovation & Economic Development at the University of Leicester.
Tijani also worked as Deployment Lead (Africa) with Hewlett Packard (HP) Global Micro-enterprises Acceleration Programme (GMEAP) for about a year, managing the ODel learning centre at the Africa Virtual University in Kenya and completing the deployment of the HP, IEEE and University of Ibadan telecentre in Nigeria within the period.
He also initiated and completed the deployment of the HP Micro-enterprise Acceleration Programme learning centre at the Lagos Business School in Nigeria and provided recognizable support to its deployment in Egypt and Morocco.
Between November 2005 and May 2007, he was with the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) as the ICT Consultant responsible for the design, implementation and management of ICT for trade development related projects in developing countries.
He successfully led the development and deployment of a web marketing and information services programme in Ghana between March and September 2006 and subsequently in Uganda and Kenya, with record positive outputs. The programme was deployed in Ethiopia and extended to South Africa and Tanzania.
Bosun has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People on the continent by New Africa Magazine. He is also an associate of the Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship. He received the Draper Hills Fellowship, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), from Stanford University in 2014.
He recently became the Board Chairman of LifeBank in February 2022, in addition to his role as CEO of CcHUB (since December 2010).
In the new list are former Governors Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
Others are Abdullahi Gwarzo, Maryam Shetty, Isiak Salako, Tunji Alausa, Yusuf Sununu, Ibrahim Geidam, Lola John, Shuaibu Audu, Tahir Mamman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Alkali Saidu, Heineken Lokpobori, Maigari Ahmadu and Zaphaniah Jisalo.
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