Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the governor’s Chief of Staff.
Alhaji Shuaib A Salisu, the new Chief of Staff is award-winning information and communications expert and accomplished administrator.
Fondly called SAS, between 2011 and 2014, Salisu served in the cabinet of the former Ogun state governor as deputy (and later acting) Chief of Staff.
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 organizations. 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 institutionalize good governance, banish poverty and give dividends of democracy to the citizens and residents of Ogun state.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor