- Following his confirmation as deputy treasury secretary of the United States, the US Mission Nigeria has celebrated Adewale Adeyemo
- The Nigerian man who was born in Ibadan, Oyo state, and raised in Southern California, was appointed by President Joe Biden
- Adeyemo will serve under chair Janet Yellen
- Nigerians on social media were impressed with Adeyemo's success and took to Instagram to celebrate him
The US Mission Nigeria has taken to social media to celebrate Adewale Adeyemo who was recently confirmed as deputy treasury secretary of the United States.
The Nigerian man was born in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, and raised in Southern California.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Adeyemo would serve under former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, who was appointed to lead the US Treasury Department.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale University.
Celebrating the Nigerian man, @usinnigeria wrote:
"Congratulations to Adewale Adeyemo on his confirmation as Deputy Treasury Secretary! He is the first African American to hold the position. The University of California and Yale alumnus was born in Ibadan, Oyo State and raised in Southern California. Kudos!"
Nigerians were impressed with Adeyemo's achievement and they soon flooded the comment section of the post to congratulate him.
"Congratulations Adewale wish you a successful hitch free tenure."
"Congratulations Mr Adewale..."
"Congratulations for African Americans proud (sic)."
"Oh wow.... This is what I'm talking...... Thanking you @usinnigeria for this promotion."
In a previous report by Legit.ng, a Nigerian man living in the United States identified as Adeoye Owolewa was elected to the country's Congress, becoming the first to do so.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party to represent Washington DC in the House of Representatives.
After the news of his victory was shared by @APCUKingdom, Nigerians took to the comment section to congratulate their own.
A tweep with the Twitter handle @Olabanjiu1 wrote:
"Congratulations to Oye and to the entire Nigerians at home and diaspora."