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    Our Home, Our Country, Our Nation...Nigeria

    Nigeria is situated in the West African region and lies between longitudes 3 degrees and 14 degrees and latitudes 4 degrees and 140 degrees. It has a land mass of 923,768 sq.km.. It is bordered to the north by the Republics of Niger and Tchad....

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    A Nation With Great Diversity

    Nigeria is a massive country of almost 150 million people comprising 250 ethnic groups speaking 4000 dialects. The diversity of Nigeria is reflected in its rainbow of creeds and complexions, views and counterviews, stretching from the fringes of the desert in the North to the Atlantic waters in the South.

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    Heritage and Cultural Tourism

    Nigeria offers a wide variety of tourist attractions such as extended and roomy river and ocean beaches ideal for swimming and other water sports, unique wildlife, vast tracts of unspoiled nature ranging from tropical forest, magnificent waterfalls.

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    Democracy in Nigeria

    Nigeria the world's fourth largest democracy. One African in four is a Nigerian; with a population of 150 million or more, Nigeria is larger than any country in Europe. It is also the world's eighth largest producer of crude oil and has been the United States' second largest supplier.

About the Consulate General

As one of the four (4) Nigeria's diplomatic representation in the United States of America, the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, has amongst its mandate, protection of its nationals, rendering consular services, and promoting economic relations with the United States of America. The Consulate is located at 828 second Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Since its establishment, fourteen (14) Consul Generals have served in the Mission. They are as follows:

  • Hon. Victor Taylor ..........................1973-1975
  • Hon. R.O. Omotoye..........................1976-1977
  • Hon. Zubair M. Kazaure....................1978-1979
  • Hon. Dr. U.A. Angulu.......................1980-1983
  • Hon. B.O. Awokoya..........................1984-1987
  • Hon. Abraham Tukuru.....................1987-1989
  • Hon. Y. Usman..................................1989-1991
  • Hon. F.O. Nwankwo..........................1991-1993
  • Hon. C.O. Awani(Ag.).........................1993-1998
  • Hon. T.O. Oseni ................................1998-2003
  • Hon. Mrs. M. Ekong Omogbami........2003-2004
  • Hon. V.O. Bosah..................................2004-2005
  • Hon. Dr. F.R. Aderele............................2005-2007
  • Hon .I. Auwalu......................................2007-2011
  • Hon. Habib B. Habu..............................2011 till date

The Consulate has under its jurisdiction the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania.

The Consulate General performs the usual consular functions including visas; passports; immigration; welfare of Nigerians; notary ; trade inquires; promotion of trade, commerce, and investment ; as well as educational , cultural, and information services.

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About Nigeria

Nigeria is located on the west coast of Africa and is the most populous black country in the world, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Benin and Cameroon. Nigeria covers 356,668 sq miles (923,7770 sq kilometers). It is about the same size as California, Nevada and Utah combined. Nigeria is diverse in people and culture. Read more

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