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The Leadership

Muhammadu Buhari

His Excellency, President of Nigeria

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

His Excellency, Vice President of Nigeria

Geoffrey Onyeama

His Excellency, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs

Amb. Zubairu Dada

His Excellency, Honourable Minister of State

Amb. Gabriel Aduda

Permanent Secretary of MFA

Prof. Abdullahi Y. Shehu

His Excellency, Ambassador of Nigeria to Russia and Belarus

Ismail A. Alatise

His Excellency, Deputy Head of Mission

About Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa. It is geographically situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), with a population of over 211 million. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.

Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

Agriculture in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with large tracts of arable land which makes agriculture an important sector of the economy with high potential for employment generation, food security and poverty reduction. Although the sector was largely dominated by subsistence farming, with improved seedlings, modern farming methods and better weather forecasting, agricultural yields have continued to grow.

Nigerian Culture and Tourism

The main thrust of the policy on tourism is to make Nigeria a prominent tourism destination in Africa, generate foreign exchange, encourage even development, promote tourism-based rural enterprises, generate employment, accelerate rural-urban integration and foster socio-cultural unity among the various regions of the country through the promotion of domestic and international tourism. It also aims at encouraging active private sector participation in tourism development.