Nigeria Consulate In South Africa (+ Downloadable Contact Info)

The Nigerian Consulate in South Africa is one of the two diplomatic representatives of the Nigerian government. If you are looking to reach out to them or to learn more about Nigeria in South Africa, browse through this article using the table of content below.

Table of Content
Contact details of the Consulate
About the Consulate
Services of the Consulate
Consuls in the Consulate

Downloadable Contact Details For Nigeria Consulate

Find below the contact operating hours, physical address, and the digital media platforms of the Nigerian Consulate General in South Africa.

For your convenience, you can also download this contact information as a VCard (Virtual Business Card), PDF file, or photo file on your phone.

Contact Hours08hr30 – 16hr30
Physical Address16, Rivonia Road, Illovo, 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa. Click the link to launch Google Maps. It will take you to the Consulate.
Postal AddressConsulate General of Nigeria, P.O.Box 1014, Saxonworld 2192, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Email ;
Telephone Number+27 (0)11 442 3620, +27 (0)11 442 3621, +27 (0)11 442 3622
Fax Number+27 (0)11 442 0010; +27 (0)11 442 3620.
Telex43410CGJHB SA
Website Address
Consul-GeneralHis Excellency Abdulmalik Mike Ahmed
Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa And Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria shaking Hands
Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria shaking hands

Train Directions From Gautrain Park Station in Johannesburg CBD to The Consulate General of Nigeria on Rivonia Road, Illovo, Johannesburg

• Get on the train with a Stop to Rosebank Train Station.

• Exit the Rosebank Train Station using the Highland North & Melrose Arch Exit.

• Cross to the other side of the road to board a Gautrain Bus.

• Swipe to pay with your Gautrain Card.

  • Sit close to the driver, so you can ask her/him to drop you by the Nigeria Consulate on Rivonia Road.

About The Consulate

Nigeria and South Africa have come a very long way. Liberation from minority white settlers’ rule can be said to have been the catalyst for this relationship. From pre-independent Nigerian nationalists on the floors of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives to the podiums of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Nigeria has without a doubt, mounted undying pressure for the freedom enjoyed today in South Africa.

For instance, two months after Nigeria got her independence in 1960 from Britain, Nigeria’s founding fathers immediately prioritized the freedom of other African countries still under colonialism, apartheid, and or racial discrimination. Chief among these African nations was South Africa where the black majority in that country were indiscriminately undermined and grossly abused.

On the 14th of December 1960, Nigeria registered its utter displeasure with the white minority rule in South Africa by joining other freedom-loving countries of the world to champion the adoption of a landmark resolution of the United Nations called “The Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples”. The Sharpville massacre which happened 7 months earlier, no doubt, amplified Nigeria’s decisions to take a stand against the grave injustices happening in South Africa.

Through every available constitutional means within its power, Nigeria successfully contributed to the extermination of racial discrimination and superiority that was deep-rooted in South Africa, the Central African Federation, and East Africa. Many of these decisions taken through the years, often at a huge price, has led to political freedom in South Africa and other parts of the African continent.

Today, South Africa is a free country and Nigeria has officially registered a full-fledged diplomatic footprint in Johannesburg through the establishment of the Nigerian Consulate General. The primary objective of this relationship is to build, strengthen, and sustain bi-lateral relations for the collective good of the citizens of both countries and also to partner towards an African continent that is prosperous and safe for its citizens.

The flag of Nigeria

Services of The Consulate

The purpose of the Nigerian Consulate-General is to provide services to the citizens of its host community and its business community.

Part of the Consulate-General’s function is to facilitate friendship and investments between Nigeria and South Africa. The Consul-General; head of the Nigerian Consulate is His Excellency Abdulmalik Mike Ahmed

Nigeria consulate South Africa can assist with the following services:

  • Issuance of visas to South African citizens for travel into Nigeria.
  • They can assist Nigerian citizens living in South Africa with the issuance or renewal of their Nigerian passport or other documents.
  • They can also help with defending Nigerian citizens in South African courts.
  • Legalization of documents, issuance of consular statements, and more.
The Nigerian Consulate General In Johannesburg
The Nigerian Consulate General, Illovo, Joburg

Diplomatic Officers At The Consulate

The Nigerian Consul-General in South Africa is His Excellency Abdulmalik Mike Ahmed; a Nigerian diplomat with many years of experience in diplomacy across Africa. The other consuls stationed at this office are:

Consul (Consular & Immigration)S. U. Udom
Consul (Economic) M. Zannah
Consul (Trade & Investment) I. M. Nwizu
Vice Consul A. W. A. Faro
Vice ConsulL. C. Jingina
Consular Attaché (Information)S. O. Arah
Consular Attaché (Finance)D. E. Nwosu
Consular Attachè (Immigration)M. M. Ajose
Consular Attaché (Immigration)E. O. Gbemudu
Consular AttachéD. O. Abraham
Consular Attaché (Admin)A. A. Kuso
Consular AttachéA. F. Akerele (Ms)

It is strongly advised that you book an appointment before visiting.

If you are looking for the contact details of the Nigerian High Commission which is in Pretoria, click here.

Akindele Olunloyo


I love travelling. I cherish my Lagos. And I adore my new home in Johannesburg. Lagostojozi Blog is my passion project which strives to promote cooperation, healthy relations and social cohesion between the people of these two great African megacities of Lagos and Johannesburg.

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