Newly Elected US president Joe Biden Appoints Nigerian-born as Counsel

Newly Elected US president Joe Biden Appoints Nigerian-born as Counsel

Nigerian-American Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo has been appointed a member of the White House Council.

United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced the appointment of Nigerian-American Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo to the White House Council Office as Associate Council.

Newly Elected US president Joe Biden Appoints Nigerian-born as Counsel

He announced it in a statement this week on his transition website.

A part of the statement reads;

  • “The Counsels are experienced and accomplished individuals, have a wide range of knowledge from various fields and will be ready to get to work on day one.”

What you should know about Funmi Badejo

  • Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, before the announcement, was General Counsel of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by House Majority Whip, James E. Clyburn.
  • Other government roles she has served include 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.
  • She started her career as an associate with the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and was also a Legal Counsel at Palantir Technologies Inc.
  • She is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Florida, with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University and holds a Law Doctorate from the University of California School of Law.
  • She becomes the 3rd Nigerian American to be appointed under the Biden Government.

Biden’s transition committee said the new Counsels would work under the direction of White House Counsel, Dana Remus, and “help restore faith in the rule of law and the accountability of government institutions.”

Newly Elected US president Joe Biden Appoints Nigerian-born as Counsel
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