U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden, has named another Nigerian-American, Osaremen Okolo as an advisor.
Biden who will be sworn-in on 20 January earlier named Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo as deputy secretary in the Department of Treasury,
Osaremen will serve as Biden’s COVID-19 policy advisor in the COVID-Response Team.
She had also served as intern with Clinton Foundation.
Osaremen, born to Nigerian parents, from Esan in Edo state, at present serves on the Biden-Harris Transition domestic policy team.
Prior to joining the transition, Okolo served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois.
Okolo drafted, negotiated, and managed the Congresswoman’s legislation, oversight, and policy across a comprehensive health care and public health agenda, most recently focusing almost exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.