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Buhari appoints visually impaired man as SSA, set for talks on crude oil in Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a visually-impaired citizen, Dr Samuel Inalegwu Ode Ankeli, as his senior special assistant responsible for his dealings with people living with disabilities.
President Buhari received by Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud; credit: Twitter/BashirAhmaad
President Buhari received by Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud; credit: Twitter/BashirAhmaad
President Buhari received by Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud; credit: Twitter/BashirAhmaad
President Buhari received by Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud; credit: Twitter/BashirAhmaad
President Buhari received by Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud; credit: Twitter/BashirAhmaad
President Buhari received by Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud; credit: Twitter/BashirAhmaad
Ankeli headed the Directorate of Persons with Disability at the Buhari/Osinbajo All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign headquarters prior to the 2015 presidential election.
According to Mr Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Dr Ankeli led a team that mobilized up to 24 million Nigerians with disabilities to support Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo as candidates in the 2015 presidential election.
Ankeli hails from Benue state and studied Veterinary Medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna state. He worked with the Benue state government for a while before leaving to dedicate his time to activism for people living with disabilities. Ankeli is said to live an active religious and sporting life.
Meanwhile, President Buhari is in Riyadh city in Saudi Arabia where he is scheduled to hold talks with the country’s leader, King Salman bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud, today. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest crude oil exporter while Nigeria is Africa’s biggest exporter. Both leaders will be discussing the dwindling price of crude oil and possible actions.
On Monday, President Buhari held preliminary talks with Prince Faisal Bandir bn Abdulaziz Al-Saud, younger brother of King Salman and governor of Riyadh who received Buhari at the the Royal Terminal of Riyadh International Airport.
Source: Presidency
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