HISTORY

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

S/NNAMEDESIGNATIONDATE
01A. H. IKWANGHONOURABLE CONSUL1961 – 1963
02S. J. KINGHONOURABLE CONSUL1963 – 1965
03R.ADIBUAHONOURABLE CONSUL1965 – 1966
04UMARU ABDULLAHHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1966 – 1968
05K.J.N. OKPOKAMHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1968 – 1970
06ALHALI ADO SANUSIHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1970 – 1971
07RACK OSHUNDUNHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1971 – 1972
08JOHN ONOCHIEHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1972 – 1974
09W. R. T. MACAULAYHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1974 – 1975
10S.O.FOLOLAHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1976 – 1977
11E.U. EKANGHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1978 – 1980
12U. O. OKEKEHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1981 – 1982
13E. A. OTU OKONHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1982 – 1984
14O. EFFIONGHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1985 – 1986
15I. A. UDOGOMEHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1986 – 1987
16A. I. BASHIRHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1987 – 1988
17MS CLARA AIVBORAYEHONOURABL CONSUL GENERAL1988 – 1992
18MRS M. E. EKONGHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1992 – 1995
19S.O.E. OMENEHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1995 – 1999
20DR. B. G. IGALIHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL1999 – 2005
21J. ABHULIMENHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL2006 – 2007
22DR. KENNETH NSORHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL2007 – 2011
23MOHAMMED N. AKAN (MNI)HONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL2011 – 2013
24DAN WARI NWAZIMHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL2013 – 2017
25MOHAMMED ARZIKAHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL2017 – 2018
26IBRAHIM M. BASHIRHONOURABLE CONSUL GENERAL2017 – TILL DATE

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