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Lai Mohammed: Former Information Minister Gets International Job

Lai Mohammed: Former Information Minister Gets International

Nigeria's former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has landed an international job with a lobbying firm.

Mohammed's recent appointment was announced in a statement on Tuesday, where it was revealed that he has been appointed as the managing partner of Ballard Partners.

“Ballard Partners, one of the top government relations firms in the United States, is opening its first office in Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, the nation’s capital.

“Lai Mohammed, the immediate past Nigeria minister of information and culture, will serve as the managing partner of the Abuja office and the firm’s satellite office in Lagos, the nation’s financial centre”, the statement reads.

Speaking further, the firm's president, Brian Ballard said Mohammed was given the role because he “is one of the most respected officials in the country”.

“Opening our first African office in Nigeria expands our firm’s international footprint to three continents and builds upon the important work we have done on behalf of African nations and companies in Africa and the U.S.

“We are honoured to have former minister Lai Mohammed join the firm as our managing partner in Nigeria.

“He has a long record of public service and is one of the most respected officials in the country.

“His outstanding reputation and exceptional experience will be invaluable to our firm’s clients”, he shared.

Reacting to his new appointment, Mohammed stated that Ballard Partners has a perfect record globally while expressing delight at the prospect of working with them.

“I am very pleased to join Ballard Partners and to open the firm’s first office in Africa.

“Ballard Partners has an impeccable reputation internationally and is well known for its success representing African countries and American firms in Africa.”

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