Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Visually-Challenged Ode-Ankeli Joins Buhari's Cabinet As Special Assistant

President Mohammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Dr. Samuel Inalegwu Ode Ankeli his Senior Special Assistant. Ankeli, a visually impaired man is charged with theresponsibility of dealings with persons living with
disabilities.
A statement by the presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu stated that the appointee was a former campaigner and also "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."

"Ankeli hails from Benue State. He went to school inGiwa, near Zaria and Kaduna before reading veterinary medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

"He previously 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.