President Elect Joe Biden Appoints A Nigerian As Deputy Treasury Secretary

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US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday formally appointed a Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo as the Deputy Treasury Secretary.

AFP reports that Adeyemo, a former deputy national security advisor and current president of the Obama Foundation non-profit, would be the first African-American in that role.

Other officials announced on Monday include veterans of former president Barack Obama’s administration, several of which the Biden transition team noted would break racial barriers in their positions.

 

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