History of the Consulate
The Consulate General of Nigeria, Buea Republic of Cameroon is pleased to publish the maiden edition of her official website that provides facts on Nigerian and highlights the various services rendered by the mission.
The mission is strtegic and one of the oldest Nigerian diplomatic post in abroad, established in 1961. It is charged basically for providing Consular services for teeminng population of Nigerians living in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. Such Nigerians constitutes over 65% of estimated four million Nigerians residing in Cameroon.
The strategic nature of the mission is hinged on historical and final relationship between Nigeria and Anglo -Saxon Cameroon. In this regards all of Anglo-Saxon Cameroon was administered by Britain as part of Nigeria untill 1961 plebiscite when the area voted to join La Republque.
Based on this long connection, many Nigerians were comfortatable to make their homes in Anglo-Sexon Cameroon while under the Nigerian administration at Enugu. After the plebiscite, many Nigerians especially those in the post and telecommunications departments. cocoa estate, plantain and bannana and palm estates, rubber and others remain in Cameroon as Nigerians.Others became engaged in subsistence farming as well as fishing. Many of these Nigerians have over time formed whole Nigerian settlements with population figure running into thousands, especially in riverrine areas of Bamusso, Njangassa, Enyenge, Betika, Kange, Mabeta, Mboma Mboko I, II & III, Ngombe etc. Many villages on land such as Kongwe, Muanda, Missaka, Mudeka and Banga have Nigerian population average of 98%.
Consular and immigration services are those services rendered by consular missions in accordance with the Vienna convention guiding consular relations between two or more countries. The services include safeguarding the interest and welfare needs of nationals of sending state of the host country, issuing of visa to foreigners wanting to enter sending state, issuing of passport to nationals of sending state living in the receiving or host country, welfare of students in the sending state studying in the receiving state, interpretation of national laws and regulations to nationals of the sending states as sensitization on rights and privileges of nationals of the sending state as well as their civic responsibilities to receiving or host country, among others.
It was in the light of these objectives the consulate general of Nigeria; Buea was established in 1961 with jurisdiction over South West Regions of Cameroon. The Mission started first as a Consulate headed by a Consul and subsequently upgraded to the status of Consulates General in 1986 to reinforce its capacity to respond to welfare needs of Nigerians. The Mission is currently headed by Consul General, who is the consul officer in-charge of the Mission, and he is assisted by six Vice Consuls. Each vice consul is a consular officer attending to welfare needs of Nigerians as well as addition to individual specific responsibilities in the Mission, such as information and cultural affairs, Nigerian Union matters, Education matters, Visa and passport issuance and related documents.
Past Consul Generals
|01||A. H. IKWANG||HONOURABLE CONSUL||1961 – 1963|
|02||S. J. KING||HONOURABLE CONSUL||1963 – 1965|
|03||R.ADIBUA||HONOURABLE CONSUL||1965 – 1966|
|04||UMARU ABDULLAH||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1966 – 1968|
|05||K.J.N. OKPOKAM||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1968 – 1970|
|06||ALHALI ADO SANUSI||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1970 – 1971|
|07||RACK OSHUNDUN||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1971 – 1972|
|08||JOHN ONOCHIE||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1972 – 1974|
|09||W. R. T. MACAULAY||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1974 – 1975|
|10||S.O.FOLOLA||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1976 – 1977|
|11||E.U. EKANG||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1978 – 1980|
|12||U. O. OKEKE||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1981 – 1982|
|13||E. A. OTU OKON||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1982 – 1984|
|14||O. EFFIONG||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1985 – 1986|
|15||I. A. UDOGOME||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1986 – 1987|
|16||A. I. BASHIR||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1987 – 1988|
|17||MS CLARA AIVBORAYE||HONOURABL CONSUL GENERAL||1988 – 1992|
|18||MRS M. E. EKONG||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1992 – 1995|
|19||S.O.E. OMENE||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1995 – 1999|
|20||DR. B. G. IGALI||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||1999 – 2005|
|21||J. ABHULIMEN||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||2006 – 2007|
|22||DR. KENNETH NSOR||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||2007 – 2011|
|23||MOHAMMED N. AKAN (MNI)||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||2011 – 2013|
|24||DAN WARI NWAZIM||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||2013 – 2017|
|25||MOHAMMED ARZIKA||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||2017 – 2018|
|26||IBRAHIM M. BASHIR||HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL||2017 – TILL DATE|
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