A new British High Commissioner to Nigeria Richard Montgomery has been appointed by the United Kingdom.
In a press statement, Tuesday, the UK government, said Montgomery would replace Catriona Laing, who is expected to begin his new role in another diplomatic service appointment in April.
Montgomery served as the Counsellor (development) and Head of Office, Department for International Development (DFID), Abuja, from 2009-2013.
He holds a Ph.D in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, alongside other research-related qualifications from GKW Consult Mannheim and Manchester University.
The diplomat was, most recently, the UK Executive Director for the World Bank Group in Washington.
He has also held executive development roles in Zambia, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.