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Ogun: Governor Abiodun Appoints SSG, Amosun’s Ex-Aide

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Saturday appointed Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as Chief of Staff.

Naija News recalls that Shuaib Salisu also served under the administration of the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as Deputy Chief of Staff.

The new SSG, Talabi, was until his appointment the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing.

He 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.

“With over 30 years management experience, the new SSG is also a boardroom guru, chairing 6 corporate bodies and serving on the board of 7 other institutions, including those of Bitflux Communications, Olabisi Onabanjo University Development Foundation, ATCO Limited, Fate Foundation and the City of Knowledge Academy,” the statement added.

“He’s an affiliate of several professional associations, among which are National Association of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (NASME), Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) and the Entrepreneurship Development Centre of the Lagos Business School.

“He is married and blessed with three children.”

On the new Cheif of Staff, the statement said Salisu is 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.

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.

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

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