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.

PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT WITH THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION LONDON IS NOW COMPULSORY


  • THE HIGH COMMISSION IS CLOSED ON MAY 28 AND 29 FOR ENGLAND SPRING HOLIDAY, AND NIGERIA DEMOCRACY DAY HOLIDAY RESPECTIVELY
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  • VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PASSPORT APPLICANTS

         AS WE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, PASSPORT PROCESSING BOOKING DATE MUST BE SECURED BEFORE MAKING YOUR WAY TO THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION TO PROCESS YOUR PASSPORT.

         WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, THE OLD PASSPORT BOOKING APPOINTMENT WITH SLOT NUMBER WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED, AND IT IS NOW REPLACED WITH "PASSPORT APPOINTMENT BOOKING" WITH ALLOCATED DATE AND TIME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. THIS TIME MUST BE STRICTLY RESPECTED.


         THE PASSPORT PROCESSING BOOKING DATE CAN BE OBTAINED ONLY FROM THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION WEBSITE (NOT FROM THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE WEBSITE), AND TAKE NOTE THAT THIS APPOINTMENT DATE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE "INTERVIEW DATE" - PRINTED ON THE PASSPORT PAYMENT SLIP AFTER MAKING PAYMENT ON THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE WEBSITE.   THE DATE ON PASSPORT PAYMENT SLIP, AS THE NAME IMPLIES, IS AN INTERVIEW DATE AND NOT PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT DATE WITH THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION IN LONDON.

    TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING

    1.      APPLICANTS WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY OF PASSPORT PROCESSING BOOKING DATE(OBTAINABLE ONLY FROM NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION WEBSITE) WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE HIGH COMMISSION;

    2.  ALL PASSPORT BOOKING APPOINTMENTS WILL BE VERIFIED ON OUR APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM;

    3. ONLY THE APPLICANT NAMES THAT APPEAR ON OUR APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM CAN BE PROCESSED;

    4.  APPLICANTS WITH FAKE APPOINTMENT BOOKING WILL BE SANCTIONED;

    5.  THE OLD APPOINTMENT BOOKING WITH SLOT NUMBER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED;

    6.  MISSED APPOINTMENT MUST BE REBOOKED. HOWEVER, IF YOUR INTERVIEW DATE IS GONE, BUT NOT FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS, YOU CAN STILL MAKE A PASSPORT APPOINTMENT BOOKING. SIMPLY INPUT A FUTURE DATE AS INTERVIEW DATE. FOR EXAMPLE: IF TODAY IS MARCH 5, 2018 BUT YOUR INTERVIEW DATE IS ALREADY GONE, FOR EXAMPLE FEBRUARY 20,2018, SIMPLY INPUT ANY FUTURE DATE AS YOUR INTERVIEW DATE, E.G. MARCH 15, 2018.


    USEFUL LINKS ON HOW TO BOOK YOUR PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT

    - Click here for more information on how to book your appointment online from the Nigeria High Commission website

    - Click here to secure PASSPORT PROCESSING APPOINTMENT DATE ON myVisit PLATFORM OF NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION

    *Note that appointment can be booked not only from computer desktops, but also from your mobile phones, iPads or Tablets. Simply download and install "MyVisit" app from Apple Store (For iPhones and iPads), and Google Play Store (For Android mobile phones, and tablets).


    HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR PASSPORT IS READY FOR COLLECTION

    - Click here to check if your passport is ready for collection

    RESUMPTION OF POSTAL SERVICES

         WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY MARCH 5, 2018, APPLICANTS LIVING OUTSIDE LONDON CAN REQUEST TO HAVE THEIR REISSUED PASSPORT DELIVERED TO THEM BY SPECIAL DELIVERY POSTAL SERVICES. INTERESTED APPLICANTS, MUST SUBMIT A SPECIAL DELIVERY SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO IMMIGRATION SECTION, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIOMETRIC CAPTURE.


    Immigration Section
    Nigeria High Commission
    London.