Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the Government of Ogun State (SSG). Also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, who is made the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, stated that Talabi, 57, was until his appointment, the Chief Executive Officer of Superflux International Limited, a market leader in security printing.
With over 30 years management experience, the new SSG is also a boardroom guru, chairing 6 (six) corporate bodies and serving on the board of 7 (seven) other institutions, including those of Bitflux Communications, Olabisi Onabanjo University Development Foundation, ATCO Limited, Fate Foundation and the City of Knowledge Academy. Talabi is a prolific writer, who has spoken at many forums across the globe and is the author of the magnum opus, “The Minds Game”.
Salisu, the new Chief of Staff is award-winning information and communications expert and accomplished administrator. Salisu served in the cabinet of the former Ogun State governor as deputy (and later acting) Chief of Staff in 2014. 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.
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. Both appointments take immediate effect.