Nigeria's Presidency through its publicity office stated
yesterday that the newly appointed SSA disabilities, Dr. Samuel Inalegwu Ode
Ankeli "mobilized 24 million disabled Nigerians to support Buhari's
Nigeria's media eagerly published the ridiculous statement. What
were they trying to say? Nigeria has under 23 million in total living with
disabilities. Did all 23 million support Buhari? Are they under a Dr. Sam Ankeli
organisation or government in some way that he got all of them to support
Was the statement trying to suggest that all 15 million
Nigerians who voted for Buhari are disabled? In what way did the new SSA
mobilize 24 million Nigerians with disabilities to support Buhari's candidacy?
Was this part of the resume submitted by Dr. Sam or was this
cooked up by the presidential media team?
The questions are too many, but the implications of this highly
erratic message propagated wholesomely by Nigeria's media is troubling.
Nigeria's media publishes tales from the Presidency with all junk and error
included without scrutiny, and the presidency once again with one more trashy
release, continues to lack due diligence.
Hopefully with the new introduction of Tolu Ogunlesi
and Mr. Bashir Ahmad, things will change, because the current situation is
simply depressing for a great nation with brilliant minds as ours.
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