Joe Biden, the incoming US President, has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet.
This was made known through an announcement made by Biden when he named additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel.
Badejo is a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US. She served as ethics counsel in the same office toward the end of the President Barrack Obama administration.
Badejo will be working alongside other lawyers of the Office of White House Counsel in advising the President, the executive office of the president, and the White House staff on legal matters pertaining to the president and the White House.
“Her prior government service includes serving as Counsel for policy to the Assistant Attorney-General in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Ethics Counsel at the White House Counsel’s Office and Attorney Advisor at the Administrative Conference of the United States during the Obama-Biden administration,”part of the statement reads.
Biden had earlier on December 2020 appointed a Nigerian-American, Osaremen Okolo, a Nigerian, a member of Biden’s COVID-19 response team.
Before then, Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo has been appointed as deputy secretary of the treasury department
Biden will become the 46th President of the US after his swearing-in slated for January 20, 2021