The High Commissioner

Ambassador George Adesola Oguntade His Excellency, Ambassador George Adesola Oguntade, CFR, CON

Ambassador George Adesola Oguntade, CFR, CON, High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Kingdom assumed duty at the Nigeria High Commission on 9th October, 2017. He is a retired Justice of the Nigeria’s apex court, the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He was born in Ijebu-Ode in the old Western Nigeria on March 10, 1940. He attended Ijebu-Ode Grammar School between 1953 and 1958. Thereafter he proceeded to Holborn College of Law [University of London], UK (1961-1964); and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1965. He was called to the Nigerian Bar on January 15, 1966. He was in private legal practice for 14 years and was appointed a Judge of the Lagos State High Court in 1980, and then the Court of Appeal in 1988, and in May 19 2004, he was elevated to the highest court of the land, Supreme Court of Nigeria where he served meritoriously till March 10, 2010 having attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.

Undoubtedly, one of the sharpest legal minds that ever sat on the Higher Bench in Nigeria. In his service on the Bench, he made his mark in the advancement of the nation’s legal system, even at great risk to his person. His many strategic postings included Chairman, Lagos State Armed Robbery & Firearms Tribunal, Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu, Ibadan, and Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal in Jos, Lagos, and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He was finally elevated to be Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2004

In the year 2005, Justice Oguntade (rtd) was conferred with the National Honours of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), and in 2010 Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).

Justice Oguntade (rtd) was President of the Rotary Club of Ogba in 1985. Between 1992 and 1999, he was the Chancellor of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and since 1992, he remained Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Lagos till May 2017 when he was appointed as an Ambassador by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is a member of the Lagos Motor Boat Club, Island Club, Ikoyi Club, and Yoruba Tennis Club. He is actively interested in church and philanthropic activities.

Ambassador Oguntade is happily married to Modupeola Adewemimo and blessed with children and grand children. He enjoys playing golf.

UPDATE ON PASSPORT APPLICATION,COLLECTION AND FAST TRACK

UPDATE ON GUIDELINES FOR QURANTINE FOR NIGERIANS

   This is to inform all the prospective evacuees in the United Kingdom (UK) that the Federal Government has decided to eliminate the fourteen (14) days compulsory supervised Isolation/Quarantine Click here for details

UPDATE ON COMPULSORY PAYMENT FOR EVACUEES

   Further to the previous released statement by the High Commission on the below Subject-matter. Click here for details

COMPULSORY PAYMENT FOR EVACUEES

   This is to inform all the prospective evacuees in the UK that the Federal Government Task Force on COVID-19 have decided that henceforth, all evacuees returning to Nigeria will have to pay for their Quarantine.Click here for details

PUBLIC NOTICE:SUSPENSION OF IMMIGRATION AND CONSULAR SERVICES DUE TO CORONOVIRUS PANDEMICNHC London
NHC London
The Nigeria High Commission, London regrets to inform the general public that due to the current pandemic of Coronovirus (COVID-19), and in view of the increasing cases in the United Kingdom, passport and all consular services are suspended until further notice.

This proactive measure is to protect and limit exposure of both applicants and staff of the Mission to the CONVID-19 outbreak which is in line with the Health advisory issued by the UK Government.

However, those who need to make enquiries about travelling and other passport services should contact the below numbers or email address. Also for those who wish to return on Emergency Evacuation should click on the following link for further Information: Click here for details

Immigration Section
Line 1: +44 7495061238
Line 2: +44 7535322077
Email: immigrationattache@nigeriahc.org.uk

Consular Services
Line 3: +44 7930 442416
Email: welfareeducation@nigeriahc.org.uk

Head of Chancery
Line 4: +447495061754
Email: Chancery@nigeriahc.org.uk

The High Commission regrets any inconvenience

Head of Chancery
For: High Commissioner