US vice president-elect Kamala Harris to resign country's senate seat on Monday - Reuters

US vice president-elect Kamala Harris to resign country's senate seat on Monday - Reuters

- Weeks after her election, as vice president elect of the United States, Kamala Harris is set to resign her seat at the Senate

- Harris is resigning in preparation of her inauguration as vice president of the US on Wednesday, January 20

- The senator won a joint ticket with president-elect, Joe Biden

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The vice president-elect of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, will be resigning her Senate seat on Monday, January 18.

The resignation, according to Reuters, is to make her prepare for her inauguration as the vice president of the US at the expiration of Donald Trump's four-year tenure.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris of California are to be sworn-in to office as president and vice on Wednesday, January 20, the report said quoting aides who understand her plans.

The report adds that her seat at the Senate would now be filled by Alex Padilla, California's Secretary of State.

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Padilla, it was learnt, was nominated by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Meanwhile, ahead of the inauguration, Biden recently appointed three Nigerians into his would-be cabinet.

Legit.ng earlier identified the newly appointed Nigerians as: Osaremen Okolo, Adewale Adeyemo, and Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo.

In his reaction, Nigeria's foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the simple reason President-elect Biden appointed three Nigerians is because the latter's citizens abroad are hardworking.

Onyeama added that the appointment of the three Nigerians negates the views of some people about citizens of the West African country who are in the diaspora.

He said:

"Mr Joe Biden, the in-coming US President, has three Nigerians in his new cabinet. It shows that Nigerians are thriving - doing well wherever they are. Nigerians should continue to demonstrate their talents wherever they go."

Legit.ng also reported how the Kogi state government reacted to the appointment of Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as associate counsel.

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The state government described Olorunnipa's appointment as good news to the government of Nigeria, especially the people of Kogi state.

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This was contained in a statement issued by Medina Anako, the special adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello on intergovernmental affairs and Kogi state Diaspora Focal Point Officer (DFPO) on Friday, January 15.

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