Biden Appoints Nigerian-Born Badejo As White House CounselAfrican News, Featured, Latest News, News, Uncategorized, World News Friday, January 15th, 2021
US President-elect, Joe Biden, has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet.
The appointment of Badejo who is a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US was announced by Biden when he named additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel.
A statement on the Biden-Harris transition website revealed that Badejo was general counsel of the house select subcomitee on the coronavirus crisis which was headed by house majority whip, James Clyburn.
“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.”
African Examiner writes that Biden will be sworn in on January 20 as the 46th US president.
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