Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu 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 from the University of Lagos, where he also got two master’s degrees – an MBA in 2003 and an MSc in Computer Science in 2012.
A consummate intellectual, Salisu has diverse and extensive knowledge of the corporate world, public service, and not-for-profit organizations.
He was the candidate for Action Congress of Nigeria, House of Representatives, Abeokuta North, Obafemi-Owode, and Odeda in 2009, He contested Ogun Central Senatorial District in All Progressives Party (2015)
A Certified Business Intelligence Consultant and a fellow of the Computer Society of Nigeria, he has attended several conferences, 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 restoring the integrity of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board through computer-based tests.
Before then, he led the World Bank project that midwife the transport sector transformation in Lagos State and was the main ICT consultant in Edo, Ekiti, and the Kano States and the FCT at different times.
In his previous “incarnation,” Salisu was a banker at the defunct Equatorial Trust Bank and Pacific Merchant Bank.
Our 57-year-old former Chief of staff to Governor Dapo Abiodun had an early career in the Oil and Gas sector and worked variously for Total and Mobil Oil.
Until he was appointed a senior aide to Governor Abiodun, Salisu ran his private company, Simplex Automation System, an IT solutions company.
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