Ballard Partners expands work in Africa with new Nigeria office
Aerial landscape view of commercial buildings in Abuja Nigeria. Image via Adobe.

Aerial landscape view of commercial buildings in Abuja Nigeria
Former Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed will lead the office.

Ballard Partners is opening its first office in Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, the nation’s capital.

The international governmental affairs firm has brought on Lai Mohammed, the immediate past Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, to serve as Managing Partner of the Abuja office and the firm’s satellite office in Lagos, the nation’s financial center.

“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.,” said Brian Ballard, the firm’s President and founder. Ballard said Mohammed “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.”

Mohammed has been the voice of national progressive politics and governance for the last 25 years. For the last eight years as Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammed has served as the spokesperson, reputation manager and information management strategist-in-chief of Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy.

He is the first two-term Minister of Information and Culture in the history of Nigeria. In 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred Mohammed with one of the nation’s highest honors, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) for service to the country.

Since the advent of Nigeria’s fourth republic in 1999, Mohammed played key roles in the political life of his country as Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Executive Governor of Lagos, National Spokesperson for the Opposition for over a decade (2005-2015) and as a candidate for the Governorship of Kwara State in the 2003 General Elections.

“I am very pleased to join Ballard Partners and to open the firm’s first office in Africa,” Mohammed said. “Ballard Partners has an impeccable reputation internationally and is well known for its success representing African countries and American firms in Africa. The opportunities in Nigeria are substantial and I look forward to helping the firm’s clients achieve their objectives.”

Mohammed graduated with second class upper honors with dual degrees in modern European languages (majoring in French) and law. He was then called to the Nigerian bar in 1986. The Minister has also been awarded several diplomas in different parts of the world including Diplomes d’Etudes Francaise 3ieme Degree in both Dakar, Senegal and Vichy France.

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    June 7, 2023 at 3:50 am

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    June 7, 2023 at 4:48 am

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    In view of this I hope I will be call for an interview for your necessary action.
    Thank you and best regards

    Shehu Isiyaka Sokoto
    Sokoto State

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    June 7, 2023 at 6:06 am

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    June 7, 2023 at 6:19 am

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    June 7, 2023 at 6:47 am

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      June 7, 2023 at 12:22 pm

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    June 7, 2023 at 7:01 am

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    Kindly contact me for immediate employment. Thanks. Long live BALLARD PARTNER

  • Tahir Aliyu

    June 7, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Am also interested!
    Phd public administration with specilization in public policy analysis.

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    June 7, 2023 at 8:48 am

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    June 7, 2023 at 12:31 pm

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    June 7, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    I Christopher Egba, appreciate and welcome ballard and Partners to Africa, precisely Nigeria. It will help our institution to be transparent and help strengthen our economic institution and create jobs. I own a cleaning company in Abuja and will like to apply to clean, janitor and mentain your new office. Thanks

  • Michael U Orji

    June 8, 2023 at 3:06 am

    I wish to be part of this great and reputable organization that is coming to Nigeria. I studied public administration and I base in Lagos

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    June 11, 2023 at 10:49 am

    I, Kayode Olayemi, hereby wish to express my interest to join this organization. I am a political science and a Fellow of Chartterd Institute of Leadership and Governance,(CILG) USA, Nigeria chapter. I have over decade experience in administration, office management and HR management.

  • Kayode Olayemi

    June 11, 2023 at 10:51 am

    I, Kayode Olayemi, hereby wish to express my interest to join this organization. I am a political science graduate and a Fellow of Chartterd Institute of Leadership and Governance,(CILG) USA, Nigeria chapter. I have over decade experience in administration, office management and HR management.

  • Paul O. Chuke

    June 13, 2023 at 4:30 am

    I will like to join this great organisation.either in Abuja or Lagos branch. I have mass communication background and a facility management Kindly send me the email address to send in my resume. Thank you

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