staff of the United Nations Organization in the mid-seventies and taught in some American Universities before he took up appointment at the University of Ibadan where he worked for twenty years before he retired to go into Politics in 1998. Head of the Department of Political Science, May 1994 to April 1997, Member, Judicial Commission of Inquiry (Justice Ibidapo-Obe Panel) into the Ife/Modakeke Crisis, 1981; Member, Ondo State Local Government Review and Reorganization Committee (Justice Akintan Panel) 1982; Member, Ondo State Economic Advisory Council, 1980-1983; Member, Advisory Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1983-1985; Member, Political Bureau, January 1986-March 1987; Member (Presidential Representative), Nigerian Delegation to the 40 th Session of the United Nations, October-December, 1985; Secretary/Director, Directorate for Social Mobilization (MAMSER), 1987-1992; Chairman, Directorate for Social Mobilization (MAMSER) January-August, 1993; Member, Committee on Nigerian National Defence Policy for the year 2000, (1997); and Hon. Minister of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria, June 1999-January 2001. Nigerian Ambassador to Germany 2006.
Fellow of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) – 2002; Fellow of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa (FFPO) – 2002.
the first Nigerian to win the Youth foundation fellowship and the first African to win the Dana Backus Award, Knighthood of John Wesley (1996); Ekiti Parapo Merit Award for 1996 (Sole Recipient); Ambassador of Peace/Gold Medal Award for Leadership (1998); American Medal of Honour (bestowed upon Men and Women of Exceptional Distinction) – 2001
soccer, tennis and do some creative writing
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