US President-Elect To Appoint Nigeria- Born Adewale Adeyemo As US Deputy Secretary Treasury

By Chinenye Festus:-

A US-based Media Politico on Sunday reported that one Adewale Wally Adeyemo, a Nigerian born attorney will be as US Deputy Treasury secretary in Biden’s cabinet

He is said to serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Who Biden plans to Appoint to take the lead in the US Treasury Department.

Adeyemo served under the Obama administration as the senior international economic adviser.

Adeyemo who was born in Nigeria was raised in California where he obtained a bachelor’s degree before proceeding to Yale Law School for his legal education.

He worked as an editor at the Hamilton Project, then served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to Jack Lew in the United States Department of Treasury before being appointed into the Obama administration.

Adeyemo was appointed In 2015, to concurrently serve as Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council. He later became the first president of the Obama Foundation.

Adeyemo’s appointment is one of many key cabinet positions Biden is expected to announce in the coming days as the president-elect is also expected to name Cecilia Rouse, an African American economist at Princeton University, to lead the Council of Economic Advisers.

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