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“We cannot criticize governors running states from Abuja but want to run companies focused on Nigeria from London. We all really need a lesson in leadership.”
That tweet and follow-up statements by Iyin Aboyeji, co-founder of tech unicorns Andela and Flutterwave, enraged a corner of Nigerian tech Twitter last week. Many thought Aboyeji made a grossly unfair accusation: that only entrepreneurs living in Nigeria while running their companies are real leaders making the sacrifice necessary to change society. Bosun Tijani, the CEO of Co-Creation Hub, where Andela started off as a scrappy startup, and others fiercely rebutted Aboyeji’s claims.
Originally published on Quartz : Original article