America (US) Embassy in Nigeria & Nigeria Embassy in USA
This post contains information on the full contact details of America Embassy in Nigeria, Nigeria Embassy in U.S.A as well as brief history of America Embassy in Nigeria.
The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States and as well as to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Nigeria.
United States of America has 2 offices in Nigeria — the United States Embassy and the United States Consulate General. Each office handles different issues.
We have here the United States Embassy’s address in Nigeria, phone numbers, Fax, Email address and website, the United States Consulate General’s address in Nigeria, phone numbers, Fax, Email address and website and the Nigeria Embassy Abroad address in U.S.A, phone numbers, Fax, Email address and website.
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America (US) Embassy in Nigeria
U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, Abuja
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Phone: +234-9461-4000, 09-461-4000
United States of America Consulate in Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
Phone: +234-1460-3400, +234-1460-3600, 01-263-5397
Fax: +234-1261-2218, +234-1261-9856
Nigeria Embassy in United State of America
United States of America
ATLANTA Consulate-General of Nigeria
4488 North Shallowford Road
Suite 100, Atlanta, GA. 30338, U.S.A
Phone: 017703946261, 017703946237, 017703945245
United States of America (New York)
Consulate-General of Nigeria
828 Second Avenue, N.Y., 10017
Phone: 12129539130, (212) 6977189
Fax: 12129531970, (212) 6977189
United State of America (Washington)
Embassy of Nigeria
1333 16tb Street, NW Washington
DC 20036 – U.S.A
Phone: 012029868400, 012028221500
Fax: 012027551385, 012029868449
Phones/Fax: 012024627124, 012029864554
Brief History of US Embassy in Nigeria
The United State Embassy also known as the American Embassy was officially established in Nigeria on the 1st of October 1960, the day Nigeria celebrated her independence.
This was commemorated with a congratulatory message from the Secretary of State Christian Herter to the Nigerian people.
The first American Ambassador in Nigeria was appointed on the 23rd of September, but he had to wait till after Independence Day. The second congratulatory message which came from the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa on the second day of October 1960 was the seal to the beginning of a great relationship between United State of America and Nigeria.
The ambassador in charge at that time was Joseph Palmer II. He presented his letter of appointment to the Head of State on the 4th of October 1960 which was three days after Nigeria’s independence.
List of American ambassadors in Nigeria from October 1960 – till date
List of the representatives of the American Government (i.e the ambassadors) from October 1960 till date are;
- Joseph Palmer: September 23, 1960 – January 16, 1964
- Elbert G. Mathews: March 10, 1964 – July 26, 1969
- William C. Trueheart: September 19, 1969 – September 1, 1971
- John Reinhardt: September 30, 1971 – February 23, 1975
- Donald B. Easum: March 26, 1975 – October 15, 1979
- Stephen Low: September 20 1979 – July 4, 1981
- Thomas R. Pickering: October 26, 1981 – July 9, 1983
- Thomas W.M Smith: February 10, 1984 – May 5, 1986
- Princeton Nathan Lyman: September 12. 1986 – July 24, 1989
- Lannon Walker: October 10, 1989 – July 10, 1992
- William Lacy Swing: June 15, 1992 – September 22, 1993
- Walter C. Carrington: August 10, 1993 – October 7, 1997
- William H Twaddell: November 10, 1997 – August 3, 2000
On the 15th of September 2000, the US Embassy was transferred to Abuja from Lagos. On the 28th of December 28, 2000; Howard Franklin Jeter were appointed as Ambassador. Howard Franklin Jeter left his ambassadorial position on the 30th July, 2003
Donald Steinberg who succeeded Howard Franklin Jeter was in charge till 2004. The list of the ambassadorial appointments from 2004 till date is shown below:
- John Campbell: 2004 – July, 2007
- Robin Renee Sanders: December 3, 2007 – 2010
- Terence P.McCulley: 2010 – 2013
- James F. Entwistle: 2013 – 2016
- Stuart Syminton: September 28, 2016 till date
From 1966 to 1999, Nigeria experienced a series of military coup deter as well as 30 month civil war which affect the country’s relationship with international allies, of which United States of America was one of them.
However, after the democratic elections of 1999, the relationship between US and Nigeria was significantly improved and in 2010, the U.S Nigeria Bi-national Commission was created as a forum that enabled both countries meet regularly to focus on key areas of mutual interest.
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