President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed a visually impaired man, Samuel Inalegwu Ode Ankeli as Senior Special Assistant with responsibility for his dealings with persons living with a disability.
It would be recalled that Dr. Ankeli headed the Directorate of Persons With Disability during the 2015 Presidential election campaign for Buhari/Osinbajo.
He led a team that successfully mobilized more than 24 million disabled persons in the country to support President Buhari and his running mate in the election campaign.
An indigene of Benue State, Dr Ankeli studied veterinary medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and worked with the Benue State government before quitting to focus on his activist role in the promotion of the well-being of the blind and people with all kinds of disability.
Dr. Ankeli’s appointment marks the first of such department in a political party in Nigeria.