B.Sc, MBA, ACIB, FCIB,AMIMS, AMNIM; banker, politician, administrator, DOB: December 23, l953; Place: Egume; hnEgume; LGA: Dekina; State of Origin: Kogi; married with children; EDUCATION: Local Government Secondary Authority School, Egurne, 1961-68; Government Secondary School, Okene, 1966-68; Government Secondary School, Dekina,1970-71; Institute of Admmistration Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,1973-75; 1975-78;Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,1975-78; 1980-8l; CAREER: Vacation Job, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, 1974; North Brewery Ltd, Kano, Supervisor, 1975; Marketing C4Ik»,(NYSCX&>lden Guinea Breweries Ltd, Umuahia, 1978-79; Executive Asst, Nigeria Merchant Bank Ltd.,1979-80, Financial Analyst, International Merchant Bank Plc, Victoria Island, 1981; Snr Relief Manager., Lagos Operations, Union Bank of Nigeria, 1981-84; Snr. Area Advance Manager, 1984-86; Asst Manager, Union Bank,Corporate Banking Group, Marina, 1988; Division Head. Credit Control Division, Eko International Bank. Lagos; e-diit(Operations)Lobi Bank of Nigeria Ltd.,1989-93;ch..Board of Director, Kogi Savings and Loan, Lokoja, 1992-94; Managing Director, Republic Bank Ltd., Lagos, 1993-94; Senator-elect, Kogi East State Senatorial District on the Platform of UNCP, 1998; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Kogi State, 1999-2000; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Kogi, 2000; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Solid Minerals, 2000-01; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2001-03; Elected Senator, Federal Republic of Nigeria, since 2003; ch..Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, ch., Senate Committee on INEC, Senate Sub-Committee (INEC, 2003;v-chl, Senate Services Committee, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), mm: Senate Committee on Niger Delta; Senate Committee on Public Accounts; Senate Committee on INEC; Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development;SenateCommitteeohInterParliamentary Affairs; Senate Committee onNational Identity Card and Natural Population; Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Makurdi Branch, 1992; Vice President Benue State Students Union, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976; Researcher, Operational Analysis and Critical Appraisal of Bank of the North, Ankpa; Security Analysis -A Case Study of United Nigerian Textiles Ltd., Kaduna; mm: National Executive Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, 1992-94; Sub-Committee, M.Sc Banking and Finance inTertiary Institutions of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, 1992-94; fellow: Chartered Institute of Bankers,1993; Associate Member, Institute of Management Specialists, Warwickshire, England, 1980; Nigeria Institute of Management, 1984; mm: Student Union Parliament, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1977; Hobbies: football, lawntennis, hockey, volley-ball, photography, off:The Senate, National Assembly Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja; res: 20, Gnassingbe Eyadema Street, Asokoro, near ECOWAS Secretariat, P.O.Box 5787,Oirki,Abuja;tet09-3l45028,3l45()48; teI:09-23ll520, 08036157500, 08033141812.
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