Biden appoints two Nigerian-Americans as advisers
By Jennifer S. Kuwanta
The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has appointed two Nigerian-Americans as advisers.
The White House announced that the appointees, Osagie Imasogie and Chiney Ogwumike were part of the 12 members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States.
Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said their appointment into the 12-member advisory council was a motivation for other Nigerians.
“The nomination of the two great Nigerians into the advisory council is a welcome development,” she said on Wednesday in a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.
Chinenye Ogwumike is a two-time WNBA All-Star for the Los Angeles Sparks and a full-time, multi-platform ESPN commentator and NBA analyst.
Ogwumike was the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year and is a two-time WNBA All-Star (2014, 2018). She is proudly Nigerian-American and graduated from Stanford University with an International Relations degree.
Osagie Imasogie is the Chairman of the Investment Bank and SEC/FINRA registered Broker-Dealer, Quoin Capital and Quoin Advisors.
He holds LLM degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.