Leicester entrepreneur Bosun Tijani has been nominated for a position in the Nigerian President’s administration.

Tijani, the CEO and co-founder of African tech incubator CcHub, is reported to be nominated for the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy role.

According to Techcabal, this is a break from the norm of civil servants and career politicians being appointed to such senior roles.

In March this year, the founder completed a PhD program in Innovation and Economic Development at the University of Leicester.

Speaking of his nomination he said:

Earlier this year the entrepreneur interviewed Microsoft founder Bill Gates.