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Wally Adeyemo’s success in America not surprising: Abike Dabiri

Mr. Adeyemo will become the first ever black Deputy Secretary of U.S. Treasury.

• December 2, 2020
Abike Dabiri and Wally Adeyamo
Abike Dabiri and Wally Adeyemo

Chief executive of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Nigerian-born Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo on his nomination as the U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary by President-elect Joe Biden.

A statement from Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa’s office signed by the commission’s spokesman AbdurRahman Balogun, said  the nomination of the Nigerian did not come as a surprise going by the successes he had attained in the various positions he held before now.

Mr. Adeyemo, a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration has spent his career working with organisations that are at the intersection of public policy.

The NiDCOM chair said that Mr. Adeyemo’s nomination by Biden would make him the first ever black person to be the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

She wished Mr. Adeyemo a smooth, hitch-free senate confirmation and unparalleled success in the job.

Before working in the Obama administration, Mr. Adeyemo worked as Editor at the Hamilton Project where he served as Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of staff to Jack Lew of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

He currently serves as the President of the Obama foundation but before his appointment as the President of the Obama foundation, he served in various positions in the Obama administration.

In 2015, he was appointed to concurrently serve as Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council.

He was Assistant Secretary for the International Markets and Development at the Treasury department. 

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