President Biden Names Two Nigerian American Specialists as Special Advisers

President Biden did something important. He picked two Nigerian-American experts, Osagie Imasogie and Chineye Ogwumike, as special advisers. They’re going to join a group of 12 people on the President’s Advisory Council. Their job is to make connections with African descent people living in the United States.

These council members will work from 2023 to 2025. They’re supposed to talk and work together better between the US and African communities. This shows that the US really wants to make stronger ties with Africa. They want more cultural, social, political, and business connections. The council will also help with trade, investment, and learning between the US and Africa.

The President Biden Advisory Council has people who did great things in different areas, like government and sports. Silvester Scott Beaman will lead the council. There’s also Mimi E. Alemayehou, Rosalind Brewer, Viola Davis, Helene D. Gayle, Patrick Hubert Gaspard, C.D. Glin, Almaz Negash, Ham K. Serunjogi, and Kevin Young in the group.

The State House said, The council has people who did great things in government and sports. They will give good advice to make connections between the US and Africa better. Furthermore, they will also play a significant role in promoting trade, investment, and educational exchanges between the United States and Africa.

People in Nigeria are happy about Imasogie and Ogwumike joining the council. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the leader of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said congratulations to them. She thinks it is great that two great Nigerians are on the council. This is good news for Nigerians and Africans.

Imasogie and Ogwumike joining the council is not just about them. It shows that the Biden administration knows how important Nigerian-Americans are in the US. Their appointments will make the relationship between the US and Africa stronger. It will create new chances for working together in the future.


President Biden’s appointment of Osagie Imasogie and Chineye Ogwumike as special advisers marks a significant step in recognizing the valuable contributions of the Nigerian-American community to the United States. These appointments not only celebrate the people achievements of these professionals but also reflect the Biden administration’s commitment to strengthening ties with African communities.

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