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.

GUIDELINES FOR DEPARTURE FROM UK AND ARRIVAL IN NIGERIA WITH NEW PROCEDURES FOR BIOMETRIC CAPTURING IN UK

NOTICE ON CLOSURE OF AIR PEACE EVACUATION FLIGHT SCHEDULED FOR 08TH AUGUST, 2020

   Further to the notice of 25th July, 2020, the High Commissionwishes to inform that the evacuation flight scheduled for 8th August, 2020 is now fully booked and seats are no longer available.Read more...

NOTICE FOR THE NEXT EVACUATION FLIGHT SCHEDULED ON 08TH AUGUST, 2020

   The High commission wishes to inform all prospective evacuees that arrangements have been concluded with Air Peace Airlines for the next batch of evacuation flights for stranded Nigerians in the United Kingdom to Abuja and Lagos. The two flights are scheduled to depart Gatwick Airport, London on 8th August, 2020 at 11.00 am. Read more...

NEW PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH BACKLOG OF PASSPORT PROCESSING

   The Nigeria High Commission wishes to inform that due to the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigeria High Commission has put in place new procedures to deal with issues arising from backlog of appointments for biometric capturing and collection of Nigerian passports. Click here for details

   All applicants are urged not to use the App (myVisit) for their appointment as its no longer valid for appointment booking.

PRESIDENTIAL TASKFORCE ON COVID-19 REVISED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL

   The Nigeria High Commission wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has issued the following REVISED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL for persons arriving Nigeria from abroad (including returnees/stranded Nigerians).

PRE-DEPARTURE/ ON BOARD
A. Passengers arriving /returning to Nigeria must have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 (pre-boarding PCR test in country of departure). PCR test MUST be within 2 weeks before departure and preferably no less than 5 days pre-boarding. Read More...