Consul General Derus, Governor Fashola

Courtesy Call of the German Consul General in Lagos on the Governor of Lagos State

On 17 March 2013, the Governor of Lagos State, H.E. Babatunde Raji Fashola, received the Consul General Michael Derus for a courtesy visit.
Both highlighted the cordial bilateral relations between Nigeria and Germany and explored areas of further cooperation between the Lagos State Government and the German Consulate General in Lagos.


German Missions in Nigeria closed on 18 April and 21 April 2014

Please note that the Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos will remain closed on 18 April and 21 April 2014 due to the Easter Holidays.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you Happy Easter Holidays.

DW - Global Media Forum 2014

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...

DAAD alumni meeting 2013

DAAD Alumni Meeting 2013

An alumni meeting was held at the University of Ibadan from the 7th of December to the 9th of December 2013 on the invitation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD  More than 200 alumni from different parts of Nigeria came together to discuss the topic"Sustainable Development in Africa's Biggest Oil Producing Economy ".

participants and hosts from the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN)

Media trip to development projects in Ogun State

From the 29th to the 31st of October 2013 a group of 6 journalists from Kapital FM Abuja, The SUN Newspaper Abuja, News Agency of Nigeria Abuja, Deutsche Welle Lagos, Radio Nigeria Lagos and the Guardian Newspaper Lagos as well as staff of the German Embassy Abuja, accompanied by Christian Widman, the Head of Programme, German Development Cooperation (GIZ) Nigeria went on a tour in Ogun state meeting with the latter’s development partners.

Annual conference of the German-Nigerian Energy Partnership

Germany and Nigeria take their Energy Partnership to a new level

In the framework of the annual conference of the German-Nigerian Energy-Partnership, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Amb. Dr. Godknows B. Igali, and German State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Prof . Dr. Braun, signed yesterday (22 October) in Abuja a document which ensures the continuation of the very fruitful Energy Partnership between the two countries. The Partnership was established in 2008 and is being continued for a second term which will run at least for the next five years.

State Secretary Mrs Haber with the Sultan of Sokoto

Interfaith dialogue: Visit from Nigeria

As a sign of support for interfaith dialogue, State Secretary Emily Haber received a group of Christian and Muslim dignitaries from Nigeria in the Federal Foreign Office on 17 September. The 12‑strong delegation was led by the Archbishop of the Nigerian capital Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar.

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The Embassy in Abuja

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Visa information

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The Legal and Consular Section

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The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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Welcome message of the Ambassador

Botschafterin Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel

Please find here the welcome message of the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel.

Welcome message of the Consul General

Michael Derus, Generalkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Lagos, Nigeria

The German Consul General in Lagos, Michael Derus, welcomes you on the homepage of the Consulate General.

Access to the premises of the German missions

Dear visitors to the Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos,

please note that due to security concerns, visitors are not allowed to bring any bags or cases and cell phones on the premises of the Embassy and the Consulate General.

Please leave your personal belongings in your car.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

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