MFR, educationist, administrator, politician; b: 1963-65; Headmasters' Institute, University of Ibadan, (Benin Campus), 1972; Institute ofEducation, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1975-76; cr: Classroom Teacher, 1966; Headmaster, 1966-74; Councillor for Education' Chairman Local Education Authority, Nassarawa, 1975; President, NUT, Nassarawa Local Government Area, 1967;membcr,BcnueTcacliers'Tribunal. 1969-72; Permanent mem. I>ocal Schools Board, Nassarawa Local Government Area, 1976; member. Board of Governors, Universal Primary Education Teachers' College, Nassarawa, 1977-80; Elected member. Constituent Assembly, Nassarawa Local Government Area, 1997-78; mm: Teachers'Servicc Commission, Plateau State, 1978-80; Board ofDirectors, Federal Capital Development Authority, 1980-83; ch., Board Establishment Commjttcc, FCDA 1980-83; 1" Deputy President, Chamber ofCommerce, Abuja. 1986; Federal Capital Territory Primary School Management Board, 1989-93; Chairman, Nigeria football Association, FCT, 1988-90; Foundation FCT Sports Council, 1991-94; FCT Advisory Committee, National Directorate of Employment, 1989-93; ch.. Advisory Council, Federal Government College. Kwali, 1988-98; ch., Police Community Relations Committee, FCT, 19942002;'ch., Muslims Pilgrim Welfare Board, 1994-2000; Special Patron, National Crime Prevention Campaign Programme, 2002; ch., National Agric Coordinating Committee, 1999-2001; National ch., Rice Farmers Association ofNigeria, 2001; Elected l*4 Deputy President Genera^, National Farmers Association ofNigeria; Establishment Abuja Chamber ofCommerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, 1986; Chairman, Trade Group Committee ABUCCIMA, 2007; pp: member, National Party Nigeria, NPN, 1979; mem Manifesto Committee, 1979; Secretary, Nassarawa Local Government Area Chapter, 1979; Field organizing Secretary, Nassarawa/Keffi Senatorial Campaign, 1979; Pioneers Federal Capital Territory Chairman, 1981-83; National ViceChairman, 1983; MemGubernatorial Nomination Congress, Rivers State, 1982; Chairman, Panel to Resolve Benin Central Senatorial Nomination Rift, 1983;mem peoples Democratic Party, Coordinator, General Gusau Presidential Contest, FCT, 2007; ch., Geographical Society, Ilorin Teachers College; mm: Literary and Debating Society, Ilorin Teachers College; Young Farmers Club; Scout Movement; Scout Master, 1970; Red Cross Society, Muslim Student Society, Head Boy, 1956; 1960; 1965; award: Best Student Gardener, Ilorin Teachers College, 1964; Best Farmer, FCT, 1991; Best Cowpea Fanner, FCT, 1992; Best Maize Fanner, FCT, 1993; Community Service Award, Martin Luther King Jnr., United States Information Service, 1994; Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration, 1996; Defamma Award, Agricultural Magazine, 2002; National Rice Farmer Award, Marigold Intemational Achievers GoldAward, 2004;TheVisionary Leadership Award, Orator Communication Ltd, 2005; Development in Nigeria Merit Award. PSR Magazine, 2007; Africa Achievers Gold Award, Vision Africa Magazine, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2007; Grand Africa Productivity Award, PSR Magazine, 2008; Federal Capital Territory Uadership Award; Citizen ofRepule, Intemational Biographical Centre, 2005; Abuja at 30 Special Award, 2006; Sports Council Pioncership Award, FCT Sports Council, 1994; Eminent African Leadership Award, 2008, Member ofthe order of Ihe Federal Republic. 2005; Doctorate Degree Honoris Causa, Hawaii, USAOkija Campus, Anambra State, 2006; tt: Yeriman Tika; Mutawalen Gwagwalada, Dan Masanin Kuje; publ: Mayoralty for Abuja-Reality or Pursuit ofMirage? The way out, 1999; Too Weak to Cope: An insider's perspective into the Educational crisis of FCL 2000; Road Map to Self-Sufficiency inrice production in Nigeria, 2005; Rice Production: Nigeria's Experience, 2006; Enterprises Group Manual for Rice Farmers inNigeria-RIFAN Approach, 2006; Soil Fertility Management: Practicing Farmers Experience, 2004; hob: listening to radio; listening to and discussing current affairs; creative activities including writing; cultural activitiesespecially music. June 15,1942; p: Tika,Rubochi Development Area; Iga: Kuje; cd: Junior Primary Sohool, Gadabuke, 1954-57; Senior Primary School, Lominga, 195 8-60; KeOi Teachers' College, 1961-62; Ilorin Teachers College,
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