Nigeria (Federal Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Nigeria established formal diplomatic relations on 21 February 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Nigeria

H E Mr T D Mseleku
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Nigerian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr H M Manta
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Nigerian High Commission

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

South African passport holders require entry visas for Nigeria. For more information contact the Nigerian Consulate-General in Johannesburg.

Health Requirements

While a valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow fever only is required, vaccination against hepatitis A and B and meningitis is also recommended. Preventative measures against malaria are strongly advised.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

Nigeria has a tropical climate with high temperatures, humidity and rainfall on the coast. Inland the rainy season lasts from April to October, while the north is affected by the dry, dusty Saharan Harmattan desert wind.

Average annual temperature in the commercial capital, Lagos, ranges from 27,2 degrees C in January to 26 degrees C in July, while annual rainfall averages 1 836mm.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Naira (NGN), divided into 100 kobos. It is not convertible outside Nigeria.

For information on current exhange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Nigeria, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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