President-elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-American, Osaremen Okolo as his covid-19 policy adviser.
The 26-year old young lady whose parents originate from Edo state -Nigeria was among the first 100 Whitehouse employees announced by the transition team of Joe Biden to steer affairs relating to the management of the pandemic.
The team will be tasked to, “work to quickly implement a comprehensive, whole-of-government COVID-19 response strategy to contain the pandemic, restore public trust, and protect all Americans.” Of this team, the young Nigerian will be the special adviser to the President.
Recognizing her unquestionable qualification for the appointment, the transition team stated that, “Osaremen Okolo 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.”
The team added that “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.”
Her appointment came weeks after another Nigerian by the name, Adewale Adeyemo was made the assistant secretary of treasury designate at the white house as part of the early 100 people to be called in preparation for the take-off of the Biden administration.