Canada and Nigeria established diplomatic relations at Nigeria’s independence in 1962. In Nigeria, Canada is represented by its High Commission, which opened in Abuja in 1999. Canada also has a Deputy High Commission, which opened in Lagos in 1999. Canada was previously represented in Nigeria by a High Commission located in Lagos from 1960 to 1997, when it was closed due to the political situation. Since 2004, Canada has an Honorary Consul in Port Harcourt. Nigeria is represented in Canada by a High Commission, which opened in Ottawa in 1973.
The Nigeria-Canada Bilateral Development Assistance Free Visa, is in honour to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by both Nigerian foreign affairs minister Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and his counterpart Stéphane Maurice Dion when he visited Nigeria.
The MoU seeks to establish a Bi-National Commission, which covers: Nigeria-Canada Bilateral Development Assistance free visa, including democratic governance and easy/free visa application for Nigerians, commercial relations, human capital development of Nigerians in any of the Canadian institutions.
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