President Buhari has appointed a visually
impaired man, Dr. Samuel Inalegwu Ode
Ankeli as his Senior Special Assistant on
matters concerning disabled people.
Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media
and Publicity, Shehu Garba, announced this
in a statement released today Feb. 22nd.
Shehu stated that Ankeli had 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”.
“Dr Ankeli hails from Benue State. He went
to school in Giwa, near Zaria and Kaduna
before reading veterinary medicine at the
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
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 sporting
life. He is married and has children”the