The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Saturday announced Mr Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government and a former Deputy Chief of Staff to the immediate past governor of the state, Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as his Chief of Staff.

The announcement was made by the governor via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.

Governor Abiodun said both appointments take immediate effect.


According to the statement, the new SSG comes to the job with a rich private sector background as a business development professional, banker and entrepreneur.

The statement also revealed that  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”.

The statement further read that the new Chief of Staff, Salisu is award-winning information and communications expert and accomplished administrator.

Salisu had worked as Deputy Chief of Staff to Amosun between 2011 and 2014.