Ogun Governor Appoints Talabi, Salisu SSG, Chief Of Staff - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ogun Governor Appoints Talabi, Salisu SSG, Chief Of Staff

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has announced the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government.

The Governor also announced former deputy Chief of Staff to ex-governor Ibikunle Amosun, Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as his Chief of Staff.

The Governor disclosed this in a E-statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin on Saturday.

Abiodun said both appointments take immediate effect.

The statement revealed that the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur.

According to the statement, the 57-year-old Talabi holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1987.

“He also trained at the Citibank School of Banking, Long Island, New York.

“A pioneer staff of the Guarantee Trust Bank where he worked in several executive positions, Mr Talabi also worked at The Nigerian Economist gaining insight on product performance, sales, marketing and financial management”.

While new Chief of Staff, Salisu, is an award winning information and communications expert and accomplished administrator.

He holds a 1986 second class (upper) degree in Computer Science of the University of Lagos; from where he also got two masters degrees – an MBA in 2003 and MSc in Computer Science in 2012.

A consummate intellectual, Alhaji Salisu has diverse and extensive knowledge of the corporate world,  public service and not-for-profit organisations. 

A certified business intelligence consultant (CBIC) and a fellow of the Computer Society of Nigeria, he has attended and delivered papers on corporate governance,  ICT and management across four continents and is a respected voice in the ICT industry.

He is credited as a pivotal partner in the restoration of the integrity of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) through computer-based tests.

Before then, he led the World Bank project that midwifed the transport sector transformation in Lagos state and was the main ICT consultant in Edo, Ekiti, Kano states and the FCT at different times.

In his previous “incarnation”, Salisu was a banker at the defunct Equitorial Trust Bank and Pacific Merchant Bank.

The 55-year-old CoS had an early career in the Oil and Gas sector and worked variously for Total and Mobil Oil.

Until his appointment as the senior aide to Gov. Abiodun, Alhaji Salisu runs his private company, Simplex Automation System, an IT solutions providing company.

While announcing the appointments, Governor Abiodun expressed optimism that the rich pedigree of the duo and their track record of excellence, commitment and versatility will help his mission to institutionalise good governance, banish poverty and give dividends of democracy to the citizens and residents of Ogun state.

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