Halala: African man appointed president of Obama foundation

Halala: African man appointed president of Obama foundation

- Adewale Adeyemo, a 39-year-old Nigerian man, has been appointed as the president of the Obama Foundation to drive change

- He will be bringing his expertise to take the foundation to the next level in its mission to affect the lives of youths

- Adewale is a graduate of the University of California and has served for several organisations that have prepared him from the present role

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Adewale Adeyemo, a 39-year-old man, has been appointed as the first president of the Obama Foundation.

It should be noted that he is the former deputy national adviser for international economics. He was very helpful in how America was able to recover from the recession many years ago.

In his new role, the man from Nigeria will be working with the foundation to manage operations of the organisation.

The Obama Foundation has grown its workforce to almost 200 and has a number of programmes to support the next generations of enablers.

“Wally is the ideal person to help lead the Foundation team as we continue to grow the impact of our global civic engagement programmes and advance the Obama Presidential Center,” said Nesbitt, the head of board.
A collage of Obama and Adeyemo. Photo source: Empowerema/CNN

A collage of Obama and Adeyemo. Photo source: Empowerema/CNN
Source: UGC

Other parts of his responsibilities will be to implement and execute the foundation’s core plans and policies that are targeted at his global vision.

Another thing worthy of note is that the man holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from Yale Law School.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the United States Mission to the African Union recognized the effort of Oluwayomi Zeblon for helping his peers during the coronavirus pandemic.

A student at Lagos State University, the young man was able to organise a teaching session for his mates online in order to empower them to bring about change in their communities.

He has been described as an inspiring leader who is passionate about making others achieve development by helping them overcome their weaknesses.

“The youth are enthusiastic about the development. They just don’t all know how to go about it, how to get started. I noticed a lot of youth called to action during the pandemic were lacking the skills needed to implement their projects,” he said.

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Oluwayomi believes that he could equip his peers with the required tools or motivation to make changes happen in their societies.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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