Lecturer in English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1969-73; Head, Department of English, Kwara State Polytechnic, 1973-75; comm of Education, Kwara State, 1975-76; Commissioner of Information, Kwara State, 1976-77; Commissioner of Economic Development and Local Government. Kwara State, 1977-78; Senator, National Assembly, Lagos, 1979-83; gov. Kwara State, October-December, 1983; Chairman/CEO, COSA Limited. Ilorin; Minister of Commerce, 2003; Minister of Communications 2003-2007.
Nigeria’s English Studies Association, 1980: Association of Commonwealth Literature Studies, 1980-83; Inter-Parliamentary Council/Vice President, Nigerian Group, 1981-83; sec-Movement for National Reformation, 1992-93; National Democratic Coalition, went into self exile, 1996; returned in 1998;
Public Relations Officer, Ahmadu Bello University Branch, defunct Action Group, 1965-66; Assistant Secretary, Senate Caucus, defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, 1979-83; Chairman, Senatorial District Committee, 1980-82; State Executive Council, 1980-82; Chairman, Executive Council/ Member, National Executive Council, Unity Party of Nigeria, January-December, 1983.
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