Buhari Receives Credentials from British Commissioner to Nigeria

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Richard Montgomery, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria. (Photo: British High Commissioner)

Richard Montgomery, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, officially presented his credentials to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. The ceremony took place at the State House in Abuja, marking the formal beginning of Mr. Montgomery’s tenure in Nigeria. Mr. Montgomery succeeds Catriona Laing, who just completed her four-year term as the High Commissioner to Nigeria.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Mr. Montgomery stated, “It is great to be back in Nigeria. I look forward to collaborating with the people of this remarkable country, including those in the government, private sector, and civil society. Together, we can work towards building a more prosperous Nigeria and strengthening the partnership between our nations.”

President Muhammadu Buhari receiving credentials from Richard Montgomery

(Photo credit: Richard Montgomery, twitter)

The UK High Commission in Nigeria has revealed that the newly appointed British High Commissioner, Richard Montgomery, is married and has two children. The statement also mentioned that Mr. Montgomery and his family are excited about their return to Nigeria for a second time.
Before his appointment as British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Montgomery served as the UK Executive Director at the World Bank Group Board in Washington DC, USA, from 2018 to 2022. He also has an extensive background in senior positions within the Department of International Development (DFID). These positions include Director for Asia, Caribbean & Overseas Territories Division, Country Director for Pakistan, and Country Director in Nigeria from 2009 to 2013.

In addition to his operational roles, Mr. Montgomery held the positions of Deputy Director for Corporate Human Resources and Deputy Head in DFID’s Top Management Group. Earlier in his career, he had postings in the British High Commissions in Zambia, Bangladesh, and India.

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