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UK names new deputy high commissioner for Lagos


Ben Lewellyn-Jones has been appointed the new British Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) in Lagos.

An experienced diplomat, who has worked in different parts of the world including in Nigeria, Llewellyn-Jones takes over from Harriet Thompson that recently concluded four years as DHC in Abuja and Lagos.

He will be focusing his time and energy on supporting trade, investment, and development in Nigeria and growing commercial links between the two nations.

A statement yesterday from the commission said the new envoy had worked at the British High Commission in Abuja as Political Counsellor from July 2014 to July 2017.

He was most recently Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa from August 2017 to August 2020, where he supported trade and investment.

Prior to that, he was the British High Commissioner to Rwanda from 2011 to 2014.

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