Programs and Events
Nigeria Welcomes New Consul General Jeffery J. Hawkins (August 23, 2012)
Lagos | August 23, 2012
Ambassador Terence McCulley introduced the new Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Mr. Jeffrey Hawkins to the Nigerian audience at a reception held in Lagos on Thursday, August 23, 2012. The reception was attended by the cream of Nigerian society, from the government, the civil society, academics, NGOs and the private sector. Prominent dignitaries at the event included the former Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, Osun State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori and Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
Award-winning novelist, Ms. Chimamanda Adichie graced the occasion with a reading of “The Shivering” from her book, The Thing Around Your Neck.
The Consul General expressed his delight to be in Nigeria and pledged to do his best to work with everyone to advance the mutual interests of the United States and Nigeria.