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US President-Elect, Joe Biden Appoints Another Nigerian From Kogi State, Funmi Badejo Into His Cabinet As White House Counsel.

Biden & Badejo.

It is no longer news that some of the appointees of the President-Elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden are Nigerians, the good news now is that another Nigerian has again been appointed into the new cabinet of the President-Elect.

She is, Funmi Olorunnipa  Badejo, whose appointment was announced by the President-elect Joe Biden him. She a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US and she is named additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel.

The office of White House counsel advises the president, the executive office of the president, and the White House staff on legal issues pertaining to the president and the White House.

Funmi Badejo is the daughter of Prof Zachaeus Olorunnipa from Igbo-Bunu, Kabba-Bunu LGA of Kogi State, whose elder brother, Tolu Olorunnipa is currently the White House Correspondent for Washington Post.

She had previously served as ethics counsel in the same office toward the end of the Obama administration and according to a statement on the Biden-Harris transition website, Badejo was general counsel of the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis which was chaired by James Clyburn, house majority whip.

“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,” the statement read.

“Olorunnipa Badejo began her legal career as an associate with the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and was Legal Counsel at Palantir Technologies Inc. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Florida. Originally from Florida, Olorunnipa Badejo lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and son.”

Osaremen Okolo, a Nigerian-American, was earlier appointed a member of Biden’s COVID-19 response team and Adewale Adeyemo announced deputy secretary of the treasury department.

 

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