He was a Teacher 1931-1938; a Customs Officer in the Nigerian Civil Service 1938-1945; Assistant secretary, Nigerian Secretariat 1945-1947; Hon. Provincial Secretary Nigerian Civil Service Union, Co-Editor “The Nigerian Civil Servant” 1939-1945; Called to the English Bar as a Barrister at Law (Hon. Society of the Middle Temple Inn) in 1950; He practiced Law 1950-1960; was Chairman of the Federal Non-Government Teacher’s Salary Commission and a Member of the Mission to the World Bank, 1958; Hon. Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association and Member of the Committee on Legal Education, 1955-1959; Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 1954-1959 and 1965-1966. First Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, 1960-1965; Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Mid-Western State of Nigeria, 1967-1975.