MALLAM USMAN ANGULU, MP Minister of State, Police Affairs

Mallam Usman Ahmed Angulu was born in Koton Karfe in 1928. He started his education in his birth place-Koton Karfe in the N.A School in the town. He was a good example of people who are not daunted by any impediments in the pursuit of the golden fleece for when the opportunity for formal education seemed lost he enrolled for praise and overseas correspondence course in 1945.Having successfully completed this, he went for clerical and local government training course at the Institute of Administration, Zaria in 1957.For his efforts he won a British Council scholarship to the United Kingdom in 1959.
While in the UK Mallam Usman Ahmed Angulu acted  as spokesman for sixteen Northerners studying local government of the U.K. under  the auspices of the British Council and was presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Winchester during the opening of City Hall in 1959.It is not surprising that he did that for most part of his adult life, he was both an instructor in the adult literary class called Yaki da Jahilci and a politician. He had also been a Court Clerk to Koton Karfe Council between 1953 and 1957.He had also been a Court clerk between 1940 and 1953, N.A Chief Clerk and Clerk to Koton Karfe between 1953 and 1957. He served as councillor for works in the Kwara N.A Lokoja from 1957 to 1960 vice president of the ruling NPC for Kabba province in 1957 and president of the party in Kwara Division in 1957. Meanwhile as a mark of his political strength that he had won an election into the Federal House of Representatives for the 1954-59 session. He was re-elected in 1959. It was based on his political success that he was named Parliamentary Secretary, Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry and later Minister of State, Police Affairs.
Mallam Usman Ahmed Angulu could be said to be a master of all trades but master of all-for while he was doing excellent work in administration and politics, he found time for some recreation.  His success in sports administration earned him the presidency of the Northern Sports Association Lokoja Branch. He died in October 1966.

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