The Deputy High Commissioner

Kabiru Bala His Excellency, Ambassador Kabiru Bala

Kabiru Bala, Ambassador/Deputy Head of Mission assumed duty at the Nigeria High Commission on 21st August, 2017.

He holds a degree in Political Science from Usman Danfodio University. Ambassador Kabiru Bala joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in January, 1993. In the last 24 years, he has served Nigeria in Brasilia, Khartoum, Banjul, The Hague and Bangkok.

At home, he served Nigeria in the Planning Research/ Statistics Department, and America and Caribbean Affairs Department. He was a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the President on Foreign Affairs from 2007 ā€“ 2009 as well as Deputy Director, State Protocol, from 2013 ā€“ February 2016. He was Charge dā€™ Affairs at the Embassy of Nigeria, Bangkok, Thailand until his appointment as Ambassador in June, 2016.

He enjoys reading, cycling and tree planting. He is married and is blessed with children.


     The attention of the High Commission has been drawn to the exploitation of Nigerians by unscrupulous individuals who offered to facilitate issuance of passports within 24 hours on payment of between Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds (£250.00) and Three Hundred Pounds (£300.00) as official fee for 'Express or Expedite Service'.

2.     For the avoidance of doubt, the High Commission wishes to restate that there is neither Express Service nor applicable fee for such non-existence service. However, the High Commission will continue to issue passports with minimum delay and in cases of genuine urgent need for passports to be obtained within 24 hours, it will be issued at no extra charge after approval by the Head of Immigration.

3.      Consequently, Nigerians applying for passports are urged not to pay any extra fees under the guise of EXPRESS SERVICE or any other services aside from the passport fees already paid on-line.

Immigration Section
Nigeria High Commission