The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced the arrival of Laure Beaufils, appointed as British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos. Beaufils is the first female to head the UK mission in Lagos.
Beaufils, who will head the UK mission, in Lagos, while commenting on her arrival said she was glad to be heading the Nigeria mission.
Beaufils said: “I’m delighted to be in Lagos and leading the UK mission here. I look forward to working with a variety of Nigerian partners to further progress the already strong UK/Nigeria relationship.”
Laure Beaufils was head of the UK Department of International Development, in Rwanda, since August 2014, where she managed a $100 million portfolio of programmes focusing on economic development, governance and social sectors.
She was the lead strategic adviser working for the British Prime Minister in his role as co-chair of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda.