President Buhari Appoints Visually Challenged Man as Special Assistant
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a visually impaired man, DR.
SAMUEL INALEGWU ODE ANKELI as his Senior Special Assistant with
responsibility for his dealings with persons living with disability.
Dr. Ankeli headed the Directorate of Persons With Disability at the
Buhari/Osinbajo APC presidential campaign headquarters, the first of any
such department in a political party in Nigeria.
He led a team that successfully mobilized a large number of the more that
24 million disabled persons in the country to support the APC candidate
and his running mate in the 2015 presidential election campaign.
Dr Ankeli hails from Benue State. He went to school in Giwa, near Zaria
and Kaduna before reading veterinary medicine at the Ahmadu Bello
He worked with the Benue State government before quitting to give time to
his activist role in the promotion of the wellbeing of the blind and
people with all kinds of disability. He leads a very active religious and
He is married and has children.
SSAP (Media and Publicity)
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