Senator D.O (Gbenga) Aluko was born in 1963 to late Professor and Mrs. Samuel Aluko, renowned Professor of Economics. Daniel Aluko graduated from the University of Benin in 1982 in Geography with specialization in Regional Planning.

An entrepreneur, industrialist and politician who became Special Assistant to the Minister of Transport and Aviation as well as General Manager, Nigeria Shippers Council in 1993-1995 before proceeding to becoming a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Deputy Chief Whip 1999-2003.

In 2007, he was appointed Director, Government Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, (SBU), a position he held from October 2007 till January 2018.