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Bilateral Visits

BILATERAL VISITS : NIGERIA

 

BILATERAL VISITS AT THE LEVEL OF HEAD OF STATE (HOS) OR

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT (HOG)

 

FROM INDIA TO NIGERIA

 

Sr. No

Indian Dignitary to Nigeria

Period

  Event

  1.  

Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru,

Prime Minister

Sep 1962

 

First ever State Visit

  1.  

Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee,

Prime Minister

Dec 2003

To attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in Abuja.

  1.  

Dr. Manmohan Singh,

Prime Minister

Oct 2007

 

Bilateral State Visit

  1.  

Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President

Sep 2016

 

Bilateral Official Visit

 

FROM NIGERIA TO INDIA

 

Sr. No

Nigerian Dignitary to India

Period

  Event

  1.  

Mr. Shehu Shagari, President

Jan 1983

Chief Guest Republic Day celebrations.

  1.  

Gen Sani Abacha, President

March 1994

To attend the G15 Summit

  1.  

Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, President

April 1999

 

  1.  

Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, President

 Jan 2000

State Visit to India

As the Chief Guest at India’s 50th Republic Day celebrations.

  1.  

Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, President

 Nov 2004

Transit Visit to India

  1.  

Mr. Goodluck Jonathan,

Vice President

Nov 2007

&

April 2008

For the Federalism Conference.
&

April 2008- led a large delegation including Delta & Bayelsa State Governors and MOS (Gas) for the India-Africa Summit in April 2008.

  1.  

Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President

Oct 2015

For the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi

  1.  

Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President

Sept 2023

For G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi

 

BILATERAL MINISTERIAL VISITS (FROM INDIA)

 

Sr. no

Indian Dignitary

Period

  Event

  1.  

Shri Anand Sharma, Minister - Commerce & Industry

14-16 Jan 2010

To inaugurate ‘Namaskar India’ in Lagos.

  1.  

Shri Murali Deora,
Minister of Petroleum & Gas

25-26 Jan 2010

Visited Abuja along with heads of major public sector oil and gas companies.

  1.  

Smt. D. Purandeswari,
MOS - Human Resource
Development

20-25 June 2010

Accompanied by 3-member delegation to attend the Eighth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting in Abuja.

  1.  

Shri Salman Khurshid,
MOS (IC) for Corporate Affairs
and Minority Affairs

30 Sept - 2 Oct, 2010

Visited Abuja representing India at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Nigeria’s Independence.

  1.  

Shri Salman Khurshid,
Minister of Water Resources

29 May 2011

 Visited Abuja representing Hon’ble PM at the swearing in ceremony of President Goodluk Jonathan.

  1.  

Shri R.P.N. Singh,
MoS Petroleum & Natural Gas

6-7 May 2011

Visited Abuja as Special Envoy of PM to extend invitation for IAFS-II to Hon’ble President GoodluckEbele Jonathan.

  1.  

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble MoS (IC) for Petroleum & Natural Gas

28-29 May 2015

Visited Abuja to represent Government of India at the inauguration ceremony of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari

  1.  

Shri M.J.Akbar, Hon’ble MoS for External Affairs &

Shri C.R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble MoS for Commerce & Industry

8-9 Oct 2018

To participate in the first-ever CII and EXIM Bank Regional Conclave on India and West Africa with the theme ‘Project Partnership’.

  1.  

Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs

11-13 June 2019

To attend the Democracy Day celebrations of Nigeria on 12 June 2019, rep-resenting the Prime Minister of India at Abuja

  1.  

Shri V. Muraleedharan,

MoS for  External Affairs

22-23 Aug 2022

To attend the inaugural event of Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC) at Abuja.

  1.  

Shri Rajnath Singh, 

Defence Minister

28-29 May 2023

To attend the swearing-in ceremony of President of Nigeria Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India at Abuja

  1.  

Dr. S. Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister

21-23 January 2024

To attend 6th Joint Commission Meeting between India-Nigeria in Abuja

 

BILATERAL MINISTERIAL VISITS (FROM NIGERIA)

 

Sr. no

Nigerian Dignitary

Period

  Event

  1.  

Minister of Works of Nigeria

27 Feb 27 1 March 2012

To study the business model of National Highways Authority of India

  1.  

S&T Minister of Nigeria

1-2 March 2012

To attend India-Africa S&T Ministers Conference

  1.  

Minister of Labour & Productivity

1-3 March 2012

To attend IBSA International Workshop

  1.  

Finance Minister
Dr. NgoziOkonjo-Iweala

28 March 2012

To seek support for her candidature for President of World Bank with the leaders of BRICS.

  1.  

Minister of S&T

12-15 Sep 2012

To attend 3rd Bengaluru Space Expo.

  1.  

Minister of Agriculture &
Natural Resources -

24-26 Sep 2012

To attend 40th Year Celebration of ICRISAT at Hyderabad

  1.  

Prof (Mrs) Ruqayyatu A. Rufai,
Minister for Education

8-10 Nov 2012

To attend Ninth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting at New Delhi

  1.  

Minister of Communication
Technology Mrs. Omabola Johnson

19-21 March 2013

Visited New Delhi/ Kolkata from to attend India Soft-2013. She also had a meeting with her Indian counterpart

  1.  

Attorney General Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke, Minister of Justice

7-11 Sep 2013 

To attend AALCO Annual Conference in New Delhi

  1.  

Mr.Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment + high-level business delegation.

10-13 Sep 2014

 

  1.  

Mr.OlusegunObasanjo, former President of Nigeria

16-17 Nov 2014

To attend the International Conference organised by the Congress Party to commemorate Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary

  1.  

Dr.Enelamah Okechukwu, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, accompanied by a large delegation

14-15 March 2016

To attend the 11th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave held in New Delhi.

  1.  

Senator Hadi Abubakar Sirika, MoS, Aviation)

 

14-15 Jan 2019

To participate in the Global Aviation Summit, that was held in Mumbai, India on 15 January 2019.

  1.  

Visit of Special Envoys of President Muhammadu Buhari to India H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Gambari,

&

Former Foreign Minister of Nigeria and H.E. Mr. Mohammed Indimi

14 Feb 2019

To brief EAM on the situation in Nigeria prior to the Presidential, Parliamentary and Gubernatorial elections in Nigeria in February/March 2019.

 

  1.  

Dr. Enelemah Okachukwu. Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment

17-19 March 2019

To participate in the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Partnership, that was held in New Delhi.

  1.  

Mr. Mustapha Baba Shehuri, MoS, Power, Works & Housing

17-19 March 2019

To participate in the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Partnership, that was held in New Delhi.

  1.  

Mr. John Olukayode Fayemi. Governor of Ekiti State

17-19 March 2019

To participate in the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Partnership, that was held in New Delhi.

  1.  

Major General (Retd.) Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser of Nigeria

04-05 March 2021

Visited New Delhi for the First Strategic and Counter-Terrorism Dialogue between India and Nigeria at the level of NSA.

  1.  

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Minister

24-29 April 2022

To attend Raisina Dialogue 2022

  1.  

Mr. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

19-20 July 2022

To participate in 17th CII EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Growth partnership in New Delhi

  1.  

Minister of Police Affairs

18-21 Oct 2023

Visited India to attend 90th Interpol General Assembly.

  1.  

Mr. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior

18-19 Nov 2022

To attend Conference on Counter Terrorism Financing “No Money for Terror” (NMFT)

  1.  

Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment

2-4 Feb 2023

G20: 1st Meeting of Employment Working Group (EWG)

  1.  

Mr.Udi Odum,MoS, Environment

6-8 Feb 2023

To attend India Energy Week (IEW) 2023 at Bangalore.

  1.  

Mr. Udi Odum, MoS, Environment

9-11 Feb 2023

G20: 1st Meeting of Environment, Climate and Sustainability Working Group

  1.  

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs

1-3 March 2023

G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM)

  1.  

Prof. Bolaji Olufunmileyi Owasanoye, Chairman, ICPC

1-3 March 2023

G20: 1st Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting

  1.  

Dr. Osagie Ehanire,

Minister of Health

23-26 March 2023

To attend One World TB Summit at Varanasi

  1.  

Mr.Udi Odum, MoS, Environment

9-10 April 2023

To attend inaugural event for International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA) at Mysuru.  Nigeria is a founding member of International Big Cats Alliance.

  1.  

Mr. Ekunmankama Joseph N, MoS, Health

26-28 April 2023

To attend One Earth

One Health event in

New Delhi. (6th Edition of Advantage Health care –

India AHCI 2023).

  1.  

Dr. Doris Uzoka Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

5-10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit : Part of Nigerian Delegation

  1.  

Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, Foreign Affairs Minister

5-10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit : Part of Nigerian Delegation

  1.  

Mr. Adebayo Olawale Edun,

Minister of Finance

5-10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit : Part of Nigerian Delegation

  1.  

Mr. Olatunbosun Tijani, Minister of Communication & Digital Economy

5-10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit : Part of Nigerian Delegation

  1.  

Mr. Olatunbosun Tijani, Minister of Communication & Digital Economy

5-10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit : Part of Nigerian Delegation

 

 

As on 01 Oct 2023.