- About the Ministry
- About Nigeria
- Foreign Policy Issues
- Trade & Investment
The Nigerian foreign ministry is a statutory body which was created to promote Nigeria's domestic vision and ideals abroad. More recently, its mission has been aligned towards increasing awareness about Nigeria's economic potential. The ministry is part of the executive branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The ministry is headed by the Foreign Minister of Nigeria.
From 1961 to 1965, Jaja Wachuku was the first substantive Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Common wealth Relations. The ministry was later officially called Ministry of External Affairs and today it is referred to as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who was the Prime Minister after independence also doubled as Foreign Affairs advocate of Nigeria from 1960 to 1961.
In 1961, the Balewa government created an official Foreign Affairs and Common wealth Relations ministerial position and Jaja Wachuku became, the first substantive Minister of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations of Nigeria from 1961 to 1965.
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