Welcome

Dear Visitor,
I wish to welcome you to the official website of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Jakarta, Indonesia, whose main aim is to provide information on Nigeria. The website, which is user-friendly, also feature issues concerning bilateral relations between Nigeria and Indonesia.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, with a population of about 170 million, occupying an area of 923,768 sq.km, GDP of US$510 billion in 2013 and an average growth rate of 6.4 per cent between 2010 and 2013 is the most populated and largest economy in Africa. It is a federation, comprising 36 states, a federal capital in Abuja and 774 Local Government Councils.

In addition to its huge population, Nigeria is endowed with significant agricultural, mineral, marine and forest resources. Its multiple vegetation zones, plentiful rain, surface water and underground water resources and moderate climatic extremes, allow for production of diverse food and cash crops. Over 60 per cent of Nigeria’s population is involved in the production of food crops, such as cassava, maize, rice, yams, beans and legumes. Others include soya, sorghum, ginger, onions, tomatoes, melons and vegetable. The main cash crops are cocoa, cotton, groundnuts, oil palm and rubber.

Nigeria and Indonesia have been enjoying cordial relations since 1965, when the latter established its diplomatic Mission in Lagos and Nigeria reciprocated by opening its Embassy in Jakarta in 1976. But having achieved strong political relations, Nigeria and Indonesia have now concentrated on the economic and trade sectors. Nigeria has become a destination for investments from Indonesia, with about fifteen (15) of its companies, such as Indorama, Indofood, Wings and Mensa Group operating in the country. These companies have invested in the food and beverages, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals as well as detergent and soap sectors of the Nigerian economy. The volume of trade between Nigeria and Indonesia has increased from US$3.18 billion in 2012 to about US$3.90 billion in 2014.

The Embassy of Nigeria in Jakarta has been encouraging the Nigerian private sector to invest in the Indonesian market and vice-versa, in order to promote bilateral and inter-continental trade. It has put in place measures aimed at supporting efforts by Indonesian companies wishing to invest in Nigeria. Visas are also issued, after meeting the necessary conditions, to those Indonesians wishing to travel to Nigeria for business purposes.

Thank you.

Muhammad L. Sulaiman

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Indonesia