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Kayode Laro: Biography, Age, Tribe, Family, Career, Controversy, and More



Who is Kayode Laro?

Kayode Laro was Nigeria’s Ambassador to France. He died in August 2023 at the age of 63.


Ambassador Kayode Laro was born on November 30, 1959. He was 63 years old at the time of his death but would have been 64-year-old by November 30, 2023.


He was born in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.


Kayode Laro possessed a B.A degree in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University (1980) and a Masters’ degree in Economic Development and Planning from the United Nations Institute for Economic Development, Dakar, Senegal (1997).


His training at IDEP gave him an insight into the developmental challenges of African countries and how these challenges can be addressed.

During his career in the Nigerian Foreign Service spanning 35 years from December 1983 – December 2018, Laro served in various capacities at home and abroad giving him great exposure to global affairs.

He acquired skills in multilateral diplomacy through deployments to the Nigerian missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. These deployments enhanced his skills as a negotiator and gave him insights into how diplomacy can be used to promote peace, security and development across the world.

Laro was a Fellow of the Defence College, having attended Course 17 (2008/2009) at the highest tri-service military training institution in Nigeria, the National Defence College Nigeria.

Laro’s interests included golf, chess, environmental issues, development, security and global affairs.

After retirement from the Foreign Service, Laro joined an Abuja-based think-tank Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development as a Senior Analyst.

Political career

Laro was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as an Ambassador in July 2020 and assigned to France. He arrived in France on May 15, 2021 to assume duty as the Nigerian Ambassador to France, with concurrent accreditation to Monaco.

As the Ambassador to France, his main role was to represent Nigeria’s interests in France and maintain diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He was responsible for promoting trade, investment, and cultural exchange between Nigeria and France.


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