Bosun Tijani: Biography, Age, Wife, Career, and Controversy

Bosun Tijani Biography Age Wife Career And Controversy
Bosun Tijani Biography Age Wife Career And Controversy

Bosun Tijani: Biography, Age, Wife, Career, and Controversy

Bosun Tijani is the co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub, a social innovation centre in Nigeria.

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

His name was included in the ministerial nominees by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a list which was presented by Femi Gbajabiamila, President Bola Tinubu‘s chief of staff and the immediate past Speaker of the House of the Representatives, to Senate President Godswill Akpabio on August 2023.

Age

Tijani is currently 46 years old.

Wife and children

Bosun Tijani is married to Moji Tijani. The couple is blessed with three children. The family resides in Lagos, Nigeria, and Leicester, United Kingdom.

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.

Bosun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Masters’ degree in Information System and Management from Warwick Business School, UK and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Leicester.

He is a fellow of the Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

He is also a Desmond Tutu Fellow and a member of the Presidential Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity.

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

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Career

Bosun is also the CEO and Founder of Truppr, a fitness brand. In addition, he is the Partner at Growth Capital, Nigeria’s first social innovation fund for high potential, early-stage businesses.

He has over 15 years experience across public and private corporations including Pera Innovation Network (UK), Hewlett Packard (EMEA) and International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) both in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2012, the Tony Elumelu Foundation provided CcHUB with a $100,000 investment to support the development of Bosun’s Hub.

Controversy

Tijani’s old tweet bashing the government has resurfaced following his ministerial nomination by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

One of his controversial tweet, dated July 23, 2019, was a response to several individuals, and it read, “It is becoming the norm. Tinubu fed them that rubbish narrative with his ‘serving power a la carte’ wisdom. Go invest your time and money into your business if you want to propagate such a rubbish narrative.

Following the tweet’s resurfacing, social media users weighed in on the matter. One netizen with the handle #Optimistic Ade questioned Tijani’s stance, stating, “Do you now agree that power is never served a la carte and it is never a rubbish narrative? I am glad that the investment you and your colleagues made in the development of Tinubu’s policy in the digital economy has finally produced a result. Congratulations, Dr. Bosun.”

During his ministerial screening at the senate, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District, quizzed Tijani that “On the 21st of July 2019, Dr Bosun tweeted against Nigeria that he does not appreciate the Nigerian passport and Nigeria as a nation”.

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The lawmaker asked the nominee to clarify whether he still believes in Nigeria and the country’s passport.

But addressing the Senate, Tijani said he is very passionate about Nigeria and he is committed to the country’s development. The nominee said he tweeted as a result of a frustrating experience he had with the Chinese Embassy.

“I tweeted in anger,” the ministerial nominee from Ogun State admitted.

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