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Nigeria to Reopen its San Francisco Consulate-General After 32 years

If all goes as planned, the Federal Government of Nigeria will soon reopen its San Francisco (California, USA) Consulate-General.   This was recently announced by the country’s Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Gabriel Aduda.  Discussing the matter on July 26, 2021, Amb. Aduda told the New York office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the government had reached “an advanced stage” with the re-opening plans.

 

The San Francisco Consulate-General had provided consular services to Nigerians on the West Coast of the United States until it was shut down by the Nigerian government in 1989. The Consulate is located on a five-room, 4,250-square foot property that is owned by Nigeria.

Amb. Aduda, who had recently returned from an on-the-spot assessment visit of all the Nigerian missions in the US by his ministry and members of the Nigerian National Assembly committees on Foreign Affairs, stated that the San Francisco Consulate could be operational as early as before the end of 2021.  He stated that apart from visiting San Francisco, his team also visited the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC, as well as its consulates in New York and Atlanta.  He remarked that the facilities in the various Nigerian missions would need some maintenance and upgrades due to aging and depreciation.  The Permanent Secretary also commended the Consulate-General in New York for providing improved passport services to Nigerians within its jurisdiction.

This article was adapted from an article by Cecilia Ologunagba and published on pmnewsnigeria.com.  You can start earning money by becoming our Independent Reporter or Contributor. Contact us at IR@downtownafrica.com

 

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