Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has been listed in TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World.
TIME magazine included Tinubu in its 2023 list under leaders category..
Among the 19 leaders on the TIME 100 list were Joe Biden, the former president of the United States, and the former governor of Lagos.
According to the American news publication, Tinubu has long served as a political power broker. They claim that he assisted Nigeria in 1999 in reestablishing democracy after the country had struggled under military control.
Writing about Tinubu, the magazine said: “Winning an election in Africa’s most populous country is no easy feat. But Nigeria’s newly elected President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has had nearly two decades to prepare. Called Jagaban, or “leader of the warriors” by his supporters, the now 71-year-old ran in a presidential election for the first time this March.”