Biography Of Senator Shuaib Afolabi Salisu


Salisu Shuaib Afolabi, also known as SAS, was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria. He is a certified business intelligence consultant, a fellow of the Computer Society of Nigeria, and an accomplished administrator. SAS has diverse and extensive knowledge of the corporate world, public service, and not-for-profit organizations.

Salisu Shuaib Afolabi was announced as the winner of the Ogun Central Senatorial District. He is an award-winning information and communications expert, and a respected voice in the ICT industry. SAS is married to Dr. Rashidat Salisu, and they have five children together.


D.O.B – August 4, 1964

State of Origin – Abeokuta State

Occupation – Business Intelligence Consultant and Politician


SAS holds a second-class (upper) degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, an MBA in 2003, and an MSc in Computer Science in 2012, both from the same institution.


From 2011 to 2014, SAS served in the cabinet of the former Ogun State Governor as Deputy (and later Acting) Chief of Staff.

He was the candidate for Action Congress of Nigeria, House of Representatives, Abeokuta North, Obafemi-Owode, and Odeda in 2009, and he contested Ogun Central Senatorial District in All Progressives Party (2015). SAS has attended several conferences, delivered papers on corporate governance, ICT, and management across four continents, and is a respected voice in the ICT industry. Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, was also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ogun Central Senatorial District, following the February 2023 General Election, Salisu, the former Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, was announced as the winner for the Ogun Central Senatorial District.


SAS began his career in the oil and gas sector, working for Total and Mobil Oil. He later became a banker at the defunct Equatorial Trust Bank and Pacific Merchant Bank. He also ran his private company, Simplex Automation System, an IT solutions company, until he was appointed a senior aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun in Ogun State, Nigeria.

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