Joe Biden appoints another Nigerian into White House cabinet

Weeks after naming Nigeria’s Adewale Adeyemo as the deputy treasury secretary, the US president-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as one of his legal advisers at the White House.

Olorunnipa Badejo was appointed as the associate counsel as the former vice president on Tuesday, January 12, named more than 20 lawyers to his White House counsel’s office, Bloomberg Law reports.

People of colour also announced in Biden’s White House legal team include Samiyyah Ali who was appointed deputy associate counsel, Tona Boyd as special counsel and Megan Ceronsky as associate counsel.

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Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo was appointed on Tuesday, making her the third Nigerian in Joe Biden’s cabinet. Credit: @BerkeleyLawCDO, Zola Source: Twitter

Funmi, who married another Nigeria Tunde Badejo, is from Kogi state, and she is an alumnus of Berkeley Law College in the United States.

A daughter of an immigrant who chooses to identify herself with Florida, Funmi was the general counsel of the House select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis.

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