One of President Bola Tinubu’s ministers, Bosun Tijani, has been appointed as a visiting adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
The minister revealed this in a tweet on Friday.
He said in the tweet that “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,”
The University of the Witwatersrand is a multi-campus South African public research institution situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.
A visiting professor is one who is invited to teach at a college or university for a short period, usually one term.Tijani, CEO and co-founder of CcHub, appeared before the senate for screening as a minister last Saturday.
The screening was keenly followed, as senators took on Tijani on his past tweets which were deemed disparaging and contemptuous of Nigeria and the Senate
He ologised profusely to the senators for describing them as morons in 2021.
Abeokuta. I do understand that we are not meant to disrespect our elders and that is not the training we were given,” he said.
“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.