British Deputy High Commission Nigeria 

The British High Commission in Nigeria maintains and develops relations between the UK and Nigeria. They monitor the political situation in Nigeria and seek to strengthen the bilateral relationship. The Consular Section at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, and their consular network throughout the country provide assistance to British nationals visiting or living in Nigeria.

Laure Beaufils, British Deputy High Commission Lagos

Previously she was the head of the UK Department of International Development in Rwanda from August 2014 to February 2017. In this capacity, she managed a $100 million portfolio of programmes focusing on economic development, governance and social sectors.

Prior to holding this position, she worked in various positions in the UK government. 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. She ran the Department for International Development’s department for Overseas Territories. She led a team working on climate change. She worked for the UK mission to the UN as first secretary responsible for development. Prior to joining the UK Civil Service, she worked with the UN and civil society organisations. She also worked with the private sector as a financial auditor. She has lived and worked in Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, France, the UK and the USA.




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