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Nigerian Export Promotion Council is set up to promote the following in Nigeria:

  • To promote the development and diversification of Nigerian’s export trade;
  • To assist in promoting the development of export-related industries in Nigeria;
  • To spearhead the creation of appropriate export incentives;
  • To actively articulate and promote the implementation of export policies and programs of the Nigerian Government

In addition, other activities of the Council include:

  • Working closely with foreign missions in Nigeria and resulted in getting training programmes and sponsorship of the staff of the Council.
  • Market research /survey to establish demand and protocol.
  • Receiving and responding to trade enquiries
  • Follow up on orders generated by exporters through the Council during Trade Fairs/Mission.
  • Market adaptation through product development.
  • Registration of Nigerian Exporters
  • Collection and dissemination of information on products and markets available for export.
  • Provide market entry support services
  • Administration of export incentives
  • Organize and plan the participation of Nigeria in international trade fairs and exhibitions in other countries
  • Plan and organize outward trade missions.
  • Dissemination of both domestic and international commodities prices.
  • Publication and servicing of trade enquiries and opportunities from within and abroad.


The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) is a Federal Government Agency in Nigeria established by the NIPC Act N0. 16 of 1995 to promote, co-ordinate and monitor all investments in Nigeria.

  • To substantially reduce the cost of entry into Business in Nigeria.
  • To simplify procedural steps for obtaining business approvals.
  • To shorten service delivery time without undermining the policy objectives of the participating Agencies/Ministries.
  • To ensure transparency.
  • To provide Investment Information and Advice to Investors promptly
  • To fast-track public sector reform that will result in a more attractive business environment.
  • To maintain a close and professional working relationship among Government Agencies/Ministries in support of investors.


The Department of Trade and Industry’s (the DTI’s) vision is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy, characterised by growth, employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. To this end, the DTI seeks to be an outwardly focused, customer-centric organisation.

Provide leadership to the South African economy through its understanding of the economy, its ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and its contribution to government economic priorities; Act as a catalyst for the transformation and development of the economy; Respond to the challenges and opportunities of the economic citizens and contribute to the achievement of government’s strategic objectives; and Provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment for investment, enterprise and trade.


The Department of Home Affairs offers a multitude of services to the citizens of South Africa, as well as foreigners who wish to visit, work or stay in South Africa. The Department’s core functions are:

  • Maintaining the National Population Register (NPR)
  • Managing the birth, marriage and death records
  • Determining and granting citizenship
  • Issuing travel documents and passports
  • Issuing identity documents (ID)
  • Administering admissions into the country
  • Determining the residency status of foreigners and issuing permits thereof
  • Custodianship of refugee affairs
  • Inspectorate
  • Policy directives

South African High Commission in Lagos Nigeria is established to perform the following function to the South African Nationals in Nigeria.

  • Assistance in evacuation planning of South African citizens abroad in cases of political turmoil, natural or man-made disasters. The nature of the event (e.g. a nuclear disaster) and considerations of safety could influence the ability to respond. (Note that evacuation from a location abroad is not a right that can be claimed from the State);
  • In the event of an emergency, communicate on behalf of South African citizens abroad with family and/or friends in South Africa;
  • Provide non-financial assistance for repatriation and urgently needed medical or professional attention;
  • Liaise with the local authorities to search for missing persons and/or determine the whereabouts of South African citizens abroad;
  • Assist families under certain circumstances by facilitating the transfer of funds to family members in distress abroad;
  • Provide support services and advice in cases of hostage-taking, kidnapping or abduction.


The Consulate-General came into being in 1994 when Nigeria established full diplomatic relations with South Africa, after the dismantling of the apartheid regime. The Consulate was established to render consular/immigration services to Nigerians in South Africa and to those in Swaziland and Lesotho as well as coordinate/promote trade and investment between Nigeria and South Africa. The Consulate also issues all types of visas to foreigners traveling to Nigeria except diplomatic and official visas which are handled by the Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria.