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Biden appoints new US ambassador to Nigeria

PRESIDENT Joe Biden has nominated Richard Mills Jr, as the United States’ Ambassador To Nigeria.

In a statement by White House, President Biden said Richard Mills Jr is to serve amongst the key leaders in his administration.

Mills Jr. who currently serves as the U.S Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor.

Prior to his nomination, Mills Jr served as the US Ambassador to Armenia. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission and then Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the U.S. Mission to Canada.

Mills Jr has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon and as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at U.S. Embassy Valetta, Malta.

Mills, a native of Louisiana, prior to joining the Foreign Service, was an Associate Attorney with the firm of Duncan, Allen and Mitchell in Washington, D.C.

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