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UK appoints new High Commissioner to Nigeria

By Gabriel Oshokha

The United Kingdom has appointed Richard Hugh Montgomery as the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria.

His appointment was announced in a statement by the United Kingdom government on Tuesday.

The newly appointed High Commissioner is expected to begin official duties in April 2023.

According to the statement, Montgomery is to take over from Catriona Laing who has been the UK’s representative in Nigeria since 2018.

Laing will be transferred to another diplomatic service appointment, the statement reveals.