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Diplomatic Representation for Nigeria

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
March 29, 2010



October 1, 1960EMBASSY OPENED
October 1, 1960M. J. Garba, Charge d1Affaires ad interim
December 15, 1960Julius Momo Udochi, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
January 6, 1961Amb. E. and P.
October 18, 1965N. Ade Martins, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 16, 1965Amb. E. and P.
February 28, 1968Joe Iyalla, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 5, 1968Amb. E. and P
April 30, 1972Mr. E. O. Kolade, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
August 10, 1972John Mamman Garba, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 7, 1972Amb. E. and P.
October 30, 1975Edward Olusola Sanu, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 21, 1975Amb. E. and P.
August 11, 1977Olujimi Jolaoso, Appt, Amb. E, and P.
October 7, 1977Amb. E. and P.
June 10, 1981Mr. M. T. Gbashah, Minister-Counselor Charge d'Affaires ad interim
June 30, 1981Chief, Abudu Yesufu Eke, Apptd. Amb. E. and P
July 10, 1981Amb. E. and P
August 13, 1984Ignatius Chukuemeka Olisemeka, Apptd. Amb E and P
August 29, 1984Amb. E. and P.
May 22, 1987Alhaji Hamzat Ahmadu, Appt
July 20, 1987Amb. E. and P.
May 30, 1991Alhaji Zubair Mahmud Kazaure, Appt
June 11, 1991Amb. E. and P.
July 26, 1996Alhaji Hassan Adamu, appt.
July 29, 1996Amb. E. and P.
November 29, 1999Jibril Muhamrned Aminu, appt.
November 29, 1999Amb. E. and P.
May 27, 2004George A. Obiozor, Appt.
July 15, 2004Amb. E. and P.
March 9, 2006Aminata Djibrilla Maiga Toure, Appt.
March 13, 2006Amb. E. and P.
April 4, 2008Oluwole Rotimi, Appt.
April 9, 2008Amb. E. and P.
March 26, 2010Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, Appt.
March 29, 2010Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


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