Dabiri-Erewa eulogises Nigerian over appointment as Obama Foundation president
SENATE Committee Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has expressed delight on the appointment of Nigeria-born Adeyemo Adewale as president of Obama Foundation in the United States of America, describing the appointment as well-deserved.
According to report, Dabiri-Erewa in a congratulatory message extolled the US based Nigerian for his sterling quality which earned him recommendation for the job and eventual appointment.
“We have many wonderful Nigerians portraying the good image of the country in their chosen fields. Your track record of experience is of high repute, which has demonstrated that millions of Nigerians in the Diaspora are excelling in their various professions and continue to project good image of the country.” She noted.
Adeyemo, an economic expert, was on Tuesday announced as the first president of the Obama Foundation, a non profit and non governmental organisation set up by former US President, Barack Obama.
He is expected to work closely with the current leadership of the foundation, including the Board’s Chairman, Martin Nesbitt and the CEO, David Simas with mandate to manage the foundation’s day-to-day operations, helping to implement the organisation’s overall strategic goal and vision.
Adeyemo, who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s of arts, before moving to Yale Law School, where he bagged his Juris Doctor (JD) for further studies in specialised law was appointed, deputy National Security Adviser for international economics by the Obama administration in December, 2015.