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Bilateral Visits at the Level of Head of State or Government

Nigerian Dignitary to India Period & Event
President Shehu Shagari January 1983 Chief Guest Republic Day celebrations.
President  Gen Sani Abacha March 1994 [to attend the G15 summit]
President (Gen.) OlusegunObasanjo April 1999
President (Gen.) OlusegunObasanjo State Visit to India from January 24-28, 2000 as the Chief Guest at India’s 50thRepublic Day celebrations.
President Gen. OlusegunObasanjo Transit Visit to India from November 2-3, 2004
  Vice President Goodluck Jonathan November 5-7, 2007 for the Federalism Conference.
April 2008- led a large delegation including Delta & Bayelsa State Governors and MOS (Gas) for the India-Africa Summit in April 2008.
President Muhammadu Buhari October 26-30, 2015 for the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi
Indian Dignitary to Nigeria Period and Event
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru 23-27September, 1962
Prime Minister AtalBihari Vajpayee To attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit, Abuja December 2003.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh October 14-16, 2007

Details of Bilateral Ministerial and Official Visits
From India during 2010-2022

Ministerial Level Visits
ShriAnand Sharma, Minister - Commerce & Industry January 14-16, 2010 – to inaugurate ‘Namaskar India’ in Lagos.
Minister of Petroleum & Gas
January 25-26, 2010 - visited Abuja along with heads of major public sector oil and gas companies.
Smt. D. Purandeswari,
MOS - Human Resource
June 20-25, 2010 - accompanied by 3-member delegation to attend the Eighth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting in Abuja.
Shri Salman Khurshid,
MOS (IC) for Corporate Affairs
and Minority Affairs
30 September-2 October, 2010 - visited Abuja representing India at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Nigeria’s Independence.
Shri Salman Khurshid,
Minister of Water Resources
May 29, 2011 - visited Abuja representing Hon’ble PM at the swearing in ceremony of President Goodluk Jonathan.
Shri R.P.N. Singh,
MOS Petroleum &Natural Gas
May 6-7, 2011 - visited Abuja as Special Envoy of PM to extend invitation for IAFS-II to Hon’ble President GoodluckEbele Jonathan.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble MoS (IC) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, accompanied by his PS May 28-29, 2015 - visited Abuja to represent Government of India at the inauguration ceremony of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and handed over Hon’ble PM’s invitation to IAFS-III personally to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Shri M.J.Akbar, Hon’ble MoS for External Affairs and

Shri C.R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble MoS for Commerce & Industry
From 8-9 October 2018, to participate in the first-ever CII and EXIM Bank Regional Conclave on India and West Africa with the theme ‘Project Partnership’.
Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs From 11-13 June 2019 to attend the Democracy Day celebrations of Nigeria on 12 June 2019, rep-resenting the Prime Minister of India.
Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs From 22-23 Aug 2022 to attend the inaugural event of Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC) at Abuja.
Senior Official Level Visits
Lt Gen SK Singh, Vice Chief of Army Staff February 26 to March 01,  2013
Mr.SutanuBehuria, Secretary,
Department of Heavy Industry
July 11-14, 2013 - accompanied by Mr. P.K. Uppal, Executive Director, BHEL, visited Abuja, Nigeria to explore cooperation in power sector.
Mrs.SmitaNagaraj, JS,
Ministry of Defence
May 6-9, 2014 accompanied by a 5-member Defence delegation for the 2nd Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting.
A 3-member delegation led by Shri Deepak Amitabh, Chairman & MD of M/s. Power Trading Corporation of India (PTC). July 20-24, 2014 visited Abuja for possible cooperation in power sector.
A-5 member delegation
NDA, Khadakwasla
November 21-23, 2014 - visited Nigeria for Defence Cooperation Exchange Programme.
Lt Gen SK Gadeock, AVSM, Commandant DSSC, Wellington 10-14 December, 2015 to attend DSSC, Wellington Alumni dinner reception for Nigerian Armed Forces Officers
A 3-member senior Naval delegation led by Rear Admiral DhirenVig, Asst Chief of Naval Staff 25-29 January, 2016 visited Nigeria as the outcome of 3rd JDCC, meeting to discuss the modalities of cooperation in areas of mutual interest between navies of the both countries.
Nine members Scoping delegation led by Lt. General V.G. Khandare (Retd), Military Adviser, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) Visited Nigeriafrom 13-17 Sep 2021
17 members high level National Defence College (NDC) delegation led by Maj Gen R.A Moghe visited Abuja and Lagos. On study tour From 29 May to 2 June 2022

Visits from Nigeria

Ministerial Level Visits
Minister of Works of Nigeria February 27 to March 2 2012 – led a 11-member delegation to study the business model of National Highways Authority of India
S&T Minister of Nigeria March 1-2, 2012 - led a 4-member delegation for the India-Africa S&T Ministers Conference
Minister of Labour & Productivity March 1-3, 2012 - led a 3-member delegation for IBSA International Workshop
Finance Minister
Dr. NgoziOkonjo-Iweala
March 28 2012 –unscheduled visit to India to seek support for her candidature for President of World Bank with the leaders of BRICS.
Minister of S&T September 12-15, 2012 6-member delegation to participate at 3rd Bengaluru Space Expo.
Minister of Agriculture &
Natural Resources
September 24-26, 2012 - to attend 40th Year Celebration of ICRISAT at Hyderabad
Prof (Mrs) Ruqayyatu A. Rufai,
Minister for Education
8-10 November,  2012 – She led a 11-member delegation to attend Ninth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting at New Delhi
Minister of Communication
Technology Mrs. Omabola Johnson
March 19 -21, 2013 - Visited New Delhi/ Kolkata from to attend India Soft-2013. She also had a meeting with her Indian counterpart
Minister of Justice &Attorney General  Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke September 7-11 2013 - for participating in AALCO Annual Conference in New Delhi
Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment Hon’ble Mr.Olusegun Aganga accompanied by a high-level business delegation. September 10-13, 2014
Mr.OlusegunObasanjo, former President of Nigeria November 16-17, 2014 to attend the International Conference organised by the Congress Party to commemorate Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary
Dr.Enelamah Okechukwu, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, accompanied by a large delegation March 14-15, 2016 to attend the 11th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave held in New Delhi.
H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Minister of Nigeria April 24-29, 2022 to Raisina Dialogue 2022
Mr. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment 19-20 July 2022 – to participate in 17th CII EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Growth partnership in New Delhi
Senior Official Level Visits
Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba December 9-13, 2013 – He led a 6-member official delegation to India
20-member delegation comprising 5- from House of Representatives and Chairman House Committee on Banking & Currency; March 9-11, 2014- 10th CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership
Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources March 20-22, 2014 – to participate at the Reinvent The Toilet Fair: India 2014 in New Delhi. 
Kano State Governor Hon’ble Mohd Rabiu Kwankwaso and business delegation April 19-22, 2014 – Visited India at the invitation of M/s. Skipper.
14-member Senate Committee of Senators & Members of House of Representatives at CEC’s invitation. June 21-26, 2014. Visited India on the invitation of Election Commission of India
A five members Nigerian delegation from Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna Visited Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala) from 07-17 July, 2014
A 10-member delegation from the Nigerian Parliamentary Committee on Museum August 6-7, 2014.  During the visit they paid visit to Indian Parliamentary Museum and other Museums.
A six members Nigerian delegation from NDA, Kaduna Visited India from October, 15-21, 2014
A 6-member high-level delegation from National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under Federal Ministry of Communication Technology December 9-12, 2014 visited India for possible collaboration with India in IT solutions, skilled manpower development and setting up of Nigeria-India Tech Forum.
A six members delegation led by Air Vice Marshal JC Ifemeje, Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji 02-04 February, 2015 – visited DSSC, Wellington as reciprocal visit between Staff Colleges of both the countries
Air Vice Marshal A.A. Zannah, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Air Force 18-21 February, 2015 accompanied by three members visited India to attend ‘Aero India 2015’ and ‘Make in India in Defence Manufacturing’ exhibitions
A Six member delegation led by Mr David Gende, Director (Joint Services), MoD including Air Vice Marshal EE Agwungwu, Air HQ, Abuja 10-11 August, 2015 – visited India to attend 3rd JDCC meeting held at New Delhi between India & Nigeria
Aminu Bello Mesari, Governor of Katsina State November 11-13, 2015 at the invitation of M/s. Mahindra & Mahindra in connection with purchase of tractors for his state. 
A 2 member delegation from Nigerian Navy led by Rear Admiral MagajiIdrisDanladi 06-07 Feb 2016, visit India to attend International Fleet Review-2016 at Visakhapatnam and 10-12 Feb 2016 visited Goa, Shipyard.
A 4 Member Nigerian MoD delegation led by Amb. DanjumaNanpon Sheni, Permanent Secretary MoD, and 6 Member Nigerian Army Delegation led by Maj Gen CAT Jemitola 28-31 Mar 2016, visited India to attend Defence – Expo-2016 at Goa.
Major General (Retd.) Mr. BabaganaMonguno, National Security Adviser of Nigeria For the First Strategic and Counter-Terrorism Dialogue between India and Nigeria at the level of NSA from March 4-5, 2021


Visits from Nigeria

Ministerial Level Visits

Minister of Federal Ministry of Interior Mr. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

18-19 Nov 2022 – to attend Conference on Counter Terrorism Financing “No Money for Terror” (NMFT)

Senior Official Level Visits

IGP, NPS; Chairman, EFCC; Chairman, ICPC and Minister of Police Affairs of Nigeria 
From 18-19 Oct 2022 visited India to attend 90th Interpol General Assembly from 
Mr. Ogunyemi Franklin Abiola, Director, Nigerian Foreign Service Academy

From 14-18 Nov 2022 visited India to attend 48th Annual Meeting of International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT).

Brig. General (Retd.) Mr. Mohamed Buba Marwa , Chairman, NDLEA

From 6-7 December 2022 visited India for Bilateral meeting with NCB in New Delhi from 

October 2022