The newly inaugurated President of the United States, Joe Biden, has shown indications that he intends to mend international relationships frailed by his predecessor and this has reflected in his appointment of  3 Africans with Nigerian origin.


First on the list of his appointment is 39-year old Adewale Adeyemo, who was the first President of the Obama Foundation, as United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Adeyemo, 39, who was a former Senior International Economic adviser during the Obama administration, would serve former Federal Reserve Chairperson, Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the Treasury Department of the US.

Before he was appointed by former President Obama, Adeyemo worked as an editor at the Hamilton Project. He then served as Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to Jack Lew in the United States Department of Treasury.

He also served as the chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and was the first chief of staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Elizabeth Warren.

In 2015 he served as Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and was also the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.

Adeyemo was born in Nigeria but raised in California where he obtained a bachelor’s degree before proceeding to Yale Law School for his legal education.

President Biden then appointed 26-year-old Miss Osaremen Okolo, who hails from Ewohimi in Esan South East Local Council of Edo State, as his COVID-19 Policy Advisor. 

Miss Okolo is a graduate of Harvard University and a former Senior Health Policy Advisor in the US House of Representatives.

Okolo served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois. Okolo drafted, negotiated, and managed the Congresswoman’s legislation, oversight, and policy across a comprehensive health care and public health agenda, most recently focusing almost exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, Okolo served as Legislative aide for Health Policy at the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) for Ranking Member Patty Murray of Washington. A daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Okolo was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College.

The latest Nigerian appointed by the US President is Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo. She is going to be the White House Counsel. 

Badejo, a lawyer and an alumnus of Berkeley Law College in the US, has served as a counsel for policy to the Assistant Attorney-General in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice, Ethics Counsel at the White House Counsel’s Office. She was also Attorney Advisor at the Administrative Conference of the United States during the Obama-Biden administration.


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