President Joe Biden of the United States has appointed two professional of Nigerian descent as special advisers. Osagie Imasogie and Chineye Ogwumike were among the 12 members appointed to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States.
The announcement of these appointments was made in a statement issued by the State House on a Wednesday. The council’s members, including Silvester Scott Beaman, who will assume the role of council chair, Mimi E. Alemayehou, Rosalind Brewer, Viola Davis, Helene D. Gayle, Patrick Hubert Gaspard, C.D. Glin, Osagie Imasogie, Almaz Negash, Chinenye Joy Ogwumike, Ham K. Serunjogi, and Kevin Young, will serve during the term of 2023-2025.
The establishment of this council aims to facilitate meaningful dialogue between U.S. officials and the African Diaspora. The statement highlights that the council’s members come from diverse backgrounds, including government, sports, creative industries, business, academia, social work, and faith-based activities.
These members are expected to provide valuable guidance to strengthen the cultural, social, political, and economic connections between the United States and Africa. Additionally, their role will involve promoting trade, investment, and educational exchanges between the United States and Africa, as articulated in the statement.
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