Science Teacher, Sokoto Middle School, 1945-50; Headmaster, Argungu Senior Primary School, 1951-52; Senior visiting Teacher, Sokoto Pro-vince, 1953-56; Elected Member,House of Representatives for Sokoto West, Lagos, 1954-58; Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister , Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, 1958-59; ActingFederal Minister Commerce and Industry, 1959; Economic Development, 1959-60; Pensions and Establishment, 1960-62; Internal Affairs, 1962-65, Works, 1965-66; Secretary, Sokoto Province Education Development Fund, 1967-68; Commissioner,Establishment, North Western (now Sokoto) State, 1968-69; Federal Commissioner,(now Minister ) for Economic Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, 1970-71; Federal Commissioner for Finance, 1971-75; former Chairman Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited; Constituent Assembly, 1977-78; First Executive President and Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, October 1979-83; Proprietor, Shagari Farms, Janzomo, Yabo; Federal Scholarship Board, 1954-58; Governor,World Bank, 1971-75; International Monetary Fund Committee of 20, 1971-75; Armed Forces Ruling Council, 1985.
Secretary, defunct Northern Peoples’ Congress, Sokoto, 1951-56; foundation mem/presidential candidate, banned National Party of Nigeria, 1978-83.
Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, 1992, GCFR;
Wakar Nigeria (Song of Nigeria), Gaskiya Corporation, Zaria, 1983; Shehu Usman Dan-Fodio: Ideas and Ideals of His Leadership.
Honorary Doctor of Laws (Hon. LL.D), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy, 1998; honorary fellow, Nigerian Institute of Architects, 2005;
Reading, writing poetry, gardening, table tennis, farming
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