Biden Appoints Nigerian-Born, Funmi Badejo, into Cabinet as White House Counsel.

 Biden Appoints Nigerian-Born, Funmi Badejo, into Cabinet as White House Counsel.

The incoming President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet days before the inauguration of his government.

Badejo’s appointment was announced on Thursday when Biden named an additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel which 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.

In a statement on the Biden-Harris transition website, Badejo (who served as ethics counsel in the same office toward the end of the Obama administration) 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.

Ayomide Oyewole

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