Nigeria came to the front burner last week again as two of her Diasporans get recognized and elevated in their chosen careers in the United States.
First, Azeez Quadri, a Nigerian legal expert based in America, has just been called to the Bar in the US. This was made known in his LinkedIn update where he announced his virtual swearing in to the Bar by Hon. Justice Michael C Lynch as Attorney and Counsellor at Law New York State. Quadri is a lawyer with experience in regulatory compliance, privacy compliance (medical, financial, technological, educational). He is skilled in the interpretation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Medicare and Medicaid regulations as well as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Azeez holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria before he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he obtained a BL in the Second Class Upper Division category. He furthered his law education with a Master’s Degree in Law at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University in the United States of America. Accolades had been pouring in on this feat by the friends of the newly sworn in attorney.
Picture: Azeez Quadri being remotely sworn in the US
Source: Azeez Quadri LinkedIn Page
Adeyemi Planche, a lady sailor with the United States Navy got recognized as the Sailor of the Quarter for the Fiscal Year 2020. This recognition came as a result of her dedication and commitment to naval duties. Adeyemi was presented the plaque of recognition by the Secretary of Navy, Hon. Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the number three person in the US military. Planche holds a BSc. degree in Computer Engineering from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. She also possessed an MBA from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. Adeyemi had earlier worked with MTN and Ericsson as an Optimization Engineer in Nigeria before relocating to the United States of America where she combined two jobs after unsuccessful attempts to break into the telecommunications industry in the US. She then completed a second Masters’ degree in Information Technology Management with Trident University International in California. She is still stationed at the Naval Air Station North Island working one of the Navy’s finest and most advanced Helicopters. She is also a Career Counsellor with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron.
Picture: Adeyemi Planche receiving the Plaque from the Secretary of Navy
Source: Adey Yemi Facebook Page