US nominates new ambassador to Nigeria

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    President Barack Obama has nominated Mr. Stuart Symington as the US Ambassador to Nigeria.

    The US President also nominated Kody Kinsley as an Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of the Treasury.

    This was contained in a statement published on the White House website on Tuesday.

    President Obama said, “I am honoured that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country. They bring their years of experience and expertise to this administration, and I look forward to working with them.”

    Symington is expected to replace Mr. James Entwistle, who would retire from the United States Foreign Service at the end of this month, after 35 and a half years of service.

    “Symington served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Niamey, Niger, from 2001 to 2003, Political Officer at the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador from 1997 to 2001, and a Pearson Fellow in the Office of US Congressman, Ike Skelton, from 1996 to 1997.

    “Since joining the Foreign Service in 1986, Mr. Symington has also served in Honduras, Spain and Mexico, as well as in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Symington received a B.A. from Brown University,” the statement added.

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