Lamin Beyai, a Gambian, is the new country director for Nigeria.
The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, Country Office in Abuja, on Tuesday named Lamin Beyai as Nigeria’s new Country Director.
Mr. Beyai, a Gambian national, who has since resumed office, succeeds the former UNDP Country Director for Nigeria, Ade Lekoetje, who completed her tour of duty in Nigeria in August 2013.
A statement from the UNDP Office in Abuja said Mr. Beyai is coming to UNDP Nigeria with a wealth of experience spanning over the 25 years, in both the private and the public sectors – at national and international levels.
“His focus is on development issues and operations related policies,” the statement said., adding that until his assignment to Nigeria, the new director served as the Economic Advisor and Lead, Inclusive Growth Cluster, in the UNDP Country Office, Ghana.
Mr. Beyai holds a PhD in Economics, with a focus on Health Economics, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London; a Masters degree in Business Administration, MBA, from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and a BSc degree in Economics from the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He is married and has four children.
He would be working under the delegated authority of the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria, Daouda Toure.
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