1. roses on a commemorative plaque in the National Buchenwald Memorial Remembering the victims of the Holocaust
  2. Remembering the victims of "Charlie Hebdo" in front of the French Embassy in Berlin German Government condemns attack in Paris
  3. help workers in protective suits in Conakry / Guinea Over 160 million euros for the fight against Ebola
roses on a commemorative plaque in the National Buchenwald Memorial

Remembering the victims of the Holocaust

The Day of remembrance for the victims of National Socialism was established by former German Federal President Roman Herzog in 1996. He declared January 27th to be a national memorial day, the day on which Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, was liberated in 1945. In 2005 the UN General Assembly adopted January 27th as The Day of remembrance for the victims of National Socialism. The Federal Foreign Office supports numerous international projects, that are tasked with keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Apart from that the Federal Foreign Office is also involved with the relations with Jewish organizations and questions of anti-Semitism. Since 2006 all three areas are covered by a special representative based in the Foreign Office.

Remembering the victims of "Charlie Hebdo" in front of the French Embassy in Berlin

German Government condemns attack in Paris

The German Federal Government condems the attack in Paris - President Gauck, Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier expressed their sympathy to the victims and their families, friends, and colleagues. Steinmeier: "At this difficult time, we stand even more closely side by side with our friends in France."

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Over 160 million euros for the fight against Ebola

The fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is posing a dramatic challenge for the international community. The German Government is continuously expanding its assistance and support for the countries affected, providing 161.7 million euros to date. In his capacity as Special Representative of the Federal Government, Ambassador Walter Lindner – formerly Regional Director for Africa and Crisis Management Commissioner at the Federal Foreign Office – directs and coordinates all aid measures.

participants of the interfaith (Muslims and Christians) workshop „Increasing women and youth´s participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding ahead of the General elections in Nigeria 2015” Ambassador Zenner (thirth from left) beneath Catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan

National Capacity Building Workshop in Abuja

Ambassador Zenner opened with a Goodwill Message at the workshop „Increasing Women and Youth`s Paricipation in Conflict Preventionand Peacebuilding ahead of the 2015 General Election" .

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Studying Integration in a Euro-African Context - Scholarships for West African young professionals

The Cooperation project between the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI) offers seven scholarships for West African young professionals to study the "Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation" (MES) at ZEI in Bonn in the years 2015 and 2016.

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International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. The international competition Planetary Urbanism is one of our worldwide projects. It is designed to encourage decision makers, students and citizens to rethink urbanisation, thus creating awareness of climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions

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Why Nigeria is important to Germany - Interview with Ambassador Zenner

In einem Interview mit dem "Abuja Inquirer" erläutert Botschafter Zenner den Stand der bilateralen Beziehungen und die Bedeutung Nigerias für Deutschland. Nachfolgend finden Sie das Interview in englischer Sprache mit einem Vorwort des Abuja Inquirer.

Speakers and organizers at the event "Recycling of E-waste"

The Consulate General’s commitment to Climate Protection

In cooperation with the Energy and Environment Desk of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, the Consulate General organized a series of events on the topic “Potentials of Renewable Energies and Environment” in Nigeria in 2014.A new series of seminars for 2015 is currently being planned.

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Fostering development cooperation between Germany and Nigeria

A delegation from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development visited Abuja at the beginning of December. Several meetings with Nigerian Ministries, Departments and Agencies focused o...

Chargé d'Affaires Klemens Mömkes during his Goodwill Message

Successful workshop on "Gender in Equality"

"The economic empowerment of women needs to be enhanced and violence against women must end", the Chargé d'affaires of the German Embassy,  Klemens Mömkes urged at the workshop with the theme "Gender ...

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DW launches radio series on Ebola for West Africa

Starting November 19, DW launches a radio series on Ebola for listeners in Africa, initially in English, followed by four regional languages. The eight-part series focuses on the most burning questions, myths and fears surrounding the deadly virus and will initially be broadcast in English, followed by French, Hausa, Kiswahili and Portuguese. It can be heard primarily by listeners in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali and neighboring states via shortwave, FM and mobile devices.

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Nigeria, an important partner - Ambassador Zenner is interviewed by Fresh Facts

In an interview with "Fresh Facts" Ambassador Zenner  highlights the good German-Nigerian relations and gives insight in Germany's fight against Ebola. Read the full interview here.

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Interview with Ambassador Zenner in "This Day"

In an interview with "This Day" Ambassador Zenner outlined the basic perspectives of Nigerian-German relations. Read the full interview here.


Academy for Foreign Coaches: Track & Field Coaching Diploma

From June 1st 2015 to July 31st 2016, the German Athletics Association (Deutscher Leichtathletikverband, DLV) offers a training course for athletic coaches (track and field) at the DLV’s Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz/Germany.

Graduates who have passed the final examination will receive an Athletics Coaching Diploma.

The Academy for Foreign Coaches has a history of over 30 years and has successfully trained coaches and instructors from all over the world in association with the Gutenberg University’s Institute for Sports Science in Mainz.

If you are interested in joining this training course please read the attached information brochure carefully and submit your documents (including a recommendation from your national athletic federation/association!)  to the German Embassy in Abuja or the German Consulate in Lagos.

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany will support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the a statement in light of the recent brutal attacks in Nigeria, condemning the acts of terror committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria in the strongest possible terms.

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New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership

On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.

Contact details of the German missions in Nigeria

Please find the contact details and opening hours of the German Embassy in Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos here.

Contact details of the German Embassy in Abuja

Opening hours

08.00-12.00 a.m.

Access out of opening hours on appointment only!

German Embassy in Abuja

9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street

Abuja F.C.T.

P.O.Box 5177
Abuja, F.C.T

00234 9 220 8010/11/12
00234 706 410 8800 or -805 880 8800
00234 9 220 8009

Contact details of the Consulate General in Lagos

Opening hours of Consular Section

8.00-12.00 a.m.
Emergencies only

Opening hours of Visa Section

7.00-12.00 a.m.

Visa applications can be submitted upon appointment only!  visa information

German Consulate General in Lagos

15, Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island



00234 1 280 9966
00234 1 280 9969

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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Ambassador Michael Zenner

Ambassador Mr Michael Zenner

Mr Michael Zenner is the German Ambassador to Nigeria in Abuja. He arrived in Abuja in August 2014 after serving as Ambassador in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Consul General in Lagos


Since August 2013, Michael Derus has been the German Consul General in Lagos.

Important Information for visitors!

Dear visitors to the German Embassy Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos, please read the following important information.

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