Monday, December 18, 2023

First black woman appointed Chicago commissioner from Nigeria

A Nigerian, Olusimbo Ige, has become the first black woman to be appointed as Commissioner for Chicago Department of Public Health, in the United States.

Chicagos’s Mayor, Brandon Johnson approved her appointment following the dismissal of Allison Arwady, a former commissioner at the Chicago Department of Public Health.

In an announcement by the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described Ige’s milestone as “extraordinary”, saying: “History made! Congrats to the first black woman in the History of Chicago Dept. of Public Health to be appointed as Commissioner.”

According to a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, a spokesman of NiDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa was quoted as saying that Ige’s appointment has once again confirmed that Nigerians in the Diaspora are excelling and impacting positively wherever they find themselves.

The NIDCOM chairman urged Ige to live up to expectations while motivating other young Nigerian professionals to also be good ambassadors of the country in their chosen careers.

By Solomon Arowolo, Blueprint

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