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
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 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.


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