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In what could be clearly seen as a deft move the United States President-elect, Donald Trump, has named a Nigerian investment banker, Bayo Ogunlesi, to serve as a strategist on his economic policy team.

He is to serve in the 16-member group to be led by Stephen Schwarzman of the American equity firm, Blackstone, according to the Cable News Network (CNN).

Mr. Ogunlesi, a private equity tycoon, came into international limelight in 2010 for his acquisition of Gatwick International Airport in London. The deal was worth about $2 billion.

 He is going to serve as a member of the board, which also included CEOs of General Motors and IBM.

The group will have a direct line to Mr. Trump and be tasked with giving the president-elect nonpartisan views on how government policy impacts the economy and jobs.

The forum is to hold its first meeting during the first week of February at the White House.
Ogunlesi, 63, is the co-founder and chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, an investment firm with a primary interest in infrastructure and real estate development.

He is the first Nigerian to be appointed by Trump.

His appointment came a year after President Barack Obama named Adewale Adeyemo as his Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics.

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  1. Congrats Mr Bayo!
    Met him once @ the NYSE, its was a nice encounter!

  2. Did you see American, how they reason very very unlike an average Nigerians whose job is to put sentiment in every thing PMB does.
    This is to tell you that no matter where you come from or who you be once you merit it you worth it over an above all you deserves it period. After all when it goes well it is to the benefit of the majority of the society.
    Nigerians THINK

    1. Emany MUMU! So your very most CLUELESS PMB is doing a good job? U must be as DUMB as your DUMB ASS Buharia.

  3. Hang on, is it the same Trump Prof Soyinka was ranting about and has purportedly destroyed his green over? This tells you that before u judge someone too harshly, be patient to reason with them and what their policy is about. Trump wanted his country to be accountable on its immigration policy and to ensure security of its citizens against radical Islam. What's wrong with that? If he was a racist who just wanted all immigrants out would he be giving this top job to Mr Ogunlesi? C'mon people stop being closed minded.


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