United State President-Elect, Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris is set to appoint a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale Adeyemo, as the United States Deputy Treasury secretary.
Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, a Nigerian-born attorney and former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, who serves as deputy Treasury secretary under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the Treasury Department.
Adewale Adeyemo is currently the President of the Obama Foundation.
He previously served as the first Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics from 2015-2016, and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.
He is 39 years old.
He later worked as the chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and also served as the first chief of staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Elizabeth Warren.
This will be the highest level a Nigerian-American has reached in the 244 years history of the United States of America government.