President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday approved the appointment of Bosun Tijani as Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Tijani is a Nigerian-British entrepreneur and co-founder of Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a leading Pan-African innovation and technology centre.
President Tinubu assigned Tijani as Communications Minister after an excruciating screening by the Senate.
During his ministerial screening, the Senate made reference to one of Tijani’s past tweets, which raised questions about his nationality. He was also perceived to have disrespected the Senators when he called them ‘morons’ in one of his old tweets.
However, after surviving the ministerial screening scare and following his appointment as Communications Minister, Tijani is now faced with the onus task of creating and formulating policies that will propel the Nigerian economy to a digitalized economy.
Meanwhile, the 46-year-old tech entrepreneur and investor has said he looks forward to raising the level of productivity across the Nigerian economy through the smart application of technology.
“It’s an exciting time to build a bigger and better future for all Nigerians. Grateful to President Bola Tinubu for the opportunity to join his team working to deliver a more inclusive and prosperous Nigeria.
“I look forward to working with all stakeholders to raise the level of productivity across our economy through the smart application of technology,” Tijani stated.
As Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Tijani will oversee the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Galaxy Backbone.
TNG reports the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and Nigeria Communications Satelite Limited are all also under the purview of Tijani as Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.
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— Dr. 'Bosun Tijani (@bosuntijani) August 17, 2023Advertisement