President Bosun Tijani, a minister-designate under President Bola Tinubu’s administration has been approved as a visiting adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The University of the Witwatersrand is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.
A visiting professor is a temporary role, typically lasting for one academic term.
Tijanu in a post on Twitter on Friday wrote, “The committee approved your application as Visiting Adjunct Professor: Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, with effect from 1 September 2023 for a period of 3 years until 31 August 2026.”
Recall that Tijani, CEO and co-founder of CcHub, appeared before the senate for screening as a minister last Saturday.
Tijani was grilled by lawmakers on his past tweets which were deemed disparaging and contemptuous of the Nigerian state and passport, and the senate as an institution.
The minister-designate thereafter apologised profusely to the senators for describing them as “morons” in 2021.
He said, “Distinguished senators, I was raised properly as a Yoruba boy both in Agege and Abeokuta. I do understand that we are not meant to disrespect our elders and that is not the training we were given.
“My father won’t be proud of me for all these allegations.
“So I want to profusely apologise to everyone in this hall, including anyone, anywhere in Nigeria that may have been offended by everything I said.”
Tijani was among 45 of the president’s 48 ministerial nominees cleared and confirmed by the Senate this week.