President-elect Joe Biden has appointed a Nigerian-American, Osaremen Okolo, as one of the members of his Coronavirus diseases Response Team. She was appointed as the COVID Policy Advisor. Recall that, Biden had earlier named Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo as the Deputy Treasury Secretary. Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team disclosed that both Okolo and Adeyemo were amongst Biden’s first 100 White House appointees. “Prior to joining the transition, Okolo served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to US Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois. Okolo drafted, negotiated, and managed the Congresswoman’s legislation, oversight, and policy across comprehensive health care and public health agenda, most recently focusing almost exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic,” the transition team said in a statement.