Prez. Buhari appoints blind man as special assistant

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2016_2$largeimg22_Feb_2016_192146730President 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 yesterday 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 statement read.

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