Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States of America, has appointed Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, of Nigerian descent, to his cabinet.
The president-elect made an announcement appointing 20 additional members of the White House board office.
Badejo is a lawyer and alumnus of Berkeley Law College in the United States, and was an ethics counselor in the same office towards the end of President Barrack Obama’s administration.
She, along with other attorneys from the White House Lawyers Office, will advise the president, the president’s executive office, and White House staff on legal matters relating to the president and the White House.
A statement on the Biden-Harris transition website said Badejo was general counsel for the house selection subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis, which was chaired by James Clyburn, House majority whip.
“His previous government services include the post of Policy Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice, Ethics Advisor in the White House Attorney’s Office, and Counsel to the Attorney at the Administrative Conference. from the United States during Obama’s tenure. -Biden administration, ”the statement read.
Biden to become 46th President of the United States after his swearing-in scheduled for January 20, 2021
He defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the November 3 presidential election after garnering more than 300 Electoral College votes
Although Trump rejected the election result citing electoral fraud, he was unable to provide evidence and lost many cases he filed in court.
President Trump was, however, impeached for the second time on Wednesday after being accused of instigating his supporters to launch a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol in a final effort to stop Biden’s confirmation as the winner of the election by Congress. .
Biden had earlier in December 2020 appointed a Nigerian-American, Osaremen Okolo, a Ni, as a member of Biden’s COVID-19 response team.
Previously, Adewale Adeyemo, of Nigerian descent, was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department.