He is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate). Prior to his appointment in 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, he was perhaps one of the longest serving Legislator in Nigeria having been a member of the Akwa-Ibom State House of Assembly, a three-time member of the House of Representatives (1999-2011) and a member of the Senate (2011-2015). In all he chaired the all important Committee on Rules and Business, thus making him a repository and an expert in Legislative Practice, Procedures and Processes. His experience and knowledge in the working of the legislature is invaluable.