Lai Mohammed Secures An International Lobbying Job

Lai Mohammed, who recently vacated the office as Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has been appointed as the managing partner of Ballard Partners, an international lobbying firm.

The announcement of his appointment was made via a statement posted on the firm’s official Twitter page earlier this week, less than two weeks after he left his government position.

The statement reads: “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.

According to Brian Ballard, the firm’s president he 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.,” the firm’s president said.

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.”

“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.”

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