Ogun State: Talabi, Shuaib emerges SSG, CoS
Abeokuta – Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has appointed Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government.
The new SSG, comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur. He was until his appointment the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing .
The 57-year-old Talabi holds a 1987 Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. 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.
Mr Shuaib was the Deputy Chief of Staff during the first tenure of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
The Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, a Computer Science and an experienced Administrator got his first and second degrees in Computer Science from the University of Lagos in 1986 and 2012 respectively.
He also bagged a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same University in 2003.
He is a fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society and member, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). Alhaji Shuaib Salisu was the deputy Chief of Staff to the immediate past Governor of the State between 2011 and 2015.
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 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 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 a main ICT consultant in Edo, Ekiti, Kano states and the FCT at different times.