Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Nigeria

Filed in News by on June 8, 2019

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Nigeria,  The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs is the statutory organ of Government with the primary responsibility for the formulation, articulation, conduct and execution of Nigeria’s foreign policy

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Nigeria

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Nigeria

  •  Tafewa Balewa building, Federal Secretariat, CBD, Abuja, Nigeria
  •  (234) 084-666-876
  •  info@foreignaffairs.gov.ng
  • OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8AM – 4 PM Saturday, Sunday: Close

 

DEPARTMENTS

OFFICE OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (OHMOSFA)

It also oversees the following Agencies and Parastatals under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are:

  1. Technical Aid Corps (TAC);
  2. Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA);
  • Pilgrim Commissions; and
  1. Institute of Peace & Conflict Resolution (IPCR).

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Other principal activities of the OHMOS include:

  1. Cultural and other relations other than political and commercial matters with on-African countries (in consultation with relevant MDAs;
  2. Consular and Immigration Matters (in consultation with Minister of Interior);
  • Relations with countries of: Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia & Pacific and the Americas (other than the USA & Canada);
  1. Boundary Commission;
  2. Joint Ministerial Commission of Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe;
  3. Nigerian-Niger Joint Commission;
  • Nigeria-South Africa Bi-Annual Commission;
  • Nigeria-Cameroun Security Commission,
  1. Lake Chad Basin Commission;
  2. Gulf of Guinea Commission;
  3. International Contact Group;
  • African Union (AU);
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS);
  • Maghreb Community of North Africa;
  1. East and Central African States (ECCAS);
  • Southern African Development Community; and
  • Co-Prosperity Zone (Nigeria Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana).

OFFICE OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (OHMFA)

The functions of the Office include but is not limited to:

  • Foreign policy formulation and coordination for the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Coordination and supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Advancing the interests of Nigeria and its citizens internationally
  • Managing government’s foreign relations and trade policies
  • Maintaining relations with other states and international organizations;
  • Organizing and supervising the activities of Nigeria’s diplomatic missions and consulates;
  • Implementing policies and supervising their implementation through the relevant agencies;
  • Directing the government administration branches of foreign relations

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OFFICE OF THE PERMANENT SECRETARY (OPS)

Functions:

The functions of Internal Audit Department are summarized below:-

  1. a) Ensuring compliance with Audit Guidelines, Financial Regulations, Accounting codes and other extant rules.
  2. b) Ensuring adequate supervision and auditing of the disbursement of public funds and proper monitoring and accounting for revenue.
  3. c) Advising the Accounting Officer on all auditing matters, technical provision of the audit regulations and treasury circulars.
  4. d) Ensuring the auditing of accounting records such as books of accounts, main and subsidiary ledgers.
  5. e) Ensuring the auditing of financial returns (monthly Transcripts, Bank Reconciliation Statements, Revenue and Expenditure returns) are promptly rendered to the treasury in line with the extant rules and regulations.
  6. f) Ensuring that monthly audit reports are compiled and rendered regularly to the accounting officer and the treasury.
  7. g) Ensuring periodic checks of all Government statutory corporations, Commissions and Agencies under their Ministries.
  8. h) Liaising with the Accountant General from time to time in the interpretation of the provisions of the Financial Regulations and Treasury Circulars where necessary.
  9. i) Enhancing the Internal Audit functions in the area of prepayment audit.
  10. j) Ensuring effective implementation of internal audit monitoring and evaluation activities.
  11. k) Developing proper budgeting and revenue monitoring and evaluating audit related activities that will guarantee regular and up to date reports on execution of the budget by the Ministries and its Agencies.
  12. l) Assisting in gathering and processing accounting transaction evidences for investigations and tendering in the court of law (i.e. forensic audit).
  13. m) Responsible for the performance of system audit and ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

n)       Testing and debugging of appropriate software for audit and investigation.

Functions and Responsibilities of the DLO

The responsibilities of the DLO further include the following:

  1. Coordination of Defence programme that involves MOFA.
  2. Coordination of MOFA inquiries on Defence matters.
  3. Promotion of cooperation and mutual understanding between MOD/DHQ/Services and MOFA.
  4. Timely notification on the MOD/DHQ/Services of any matters from foreign mission in Nigeria that may be of interest.
  5. Coordinate and accompany HMOD/CDS/Service Chiefs to meetings in MOFA.
  6. Receive all officers on official visit to MOFA.
  7. Ensure prompt delivery of mails between the HMOD/DHQ/Services and MOFA and follow up on issues raised.
  8. Coordinate the inputs of the MOD/DHQ/Services on Defence MOUs between Nigeria and other countries.
  9. Secretary to the MOFA/Ministry of Defence Policy Dialogue Committee. The proposed committee is overtaking by events as this forms part of the routine of the DLO.
  10. Facilitate the issuance of Note Verbale to foreign embassies to process visas for military personnel on official duties.
  11. Advice the HMOFA on military matters when called upon.
  12. Any responsibilities that is necessary and incidental with the objectives of establishing the DLO.
  13. Any other function or directives as may be assigned by MOD/DHQ/Services.

FOREIGN SERVICE INSPECTORATE

Foreign Service Inspection Division

SERVICOM Unit 

ACTU 

 

FINANCE AND ACCOUNT

Account Division

Budget Division

Final and External Account Division

ECONOMIC, CONSULAR AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Under Economic, Consular and Legal Department, we have the following Divisions:

  1. Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation Division
  2. Consular and Migration Division
  3. Legal and Treaties Division

 

AFRICAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

The Unit is charged with the following duties:

  1. Peace and Security Issues;
  2. Political Affairs;
  • Infrastructure and Energy Matters;
  1. Social Affairs;
  2. Trade and Industry;
  3. Rural Economy and Agricultural Matters;
  • Human Resources, Science and Technology Matters;
  • Economic Affairs;
  1. Judicial, Human Rights and Legal Organs of the African Union;
  2. Regional Integration Matters (Agenda 2063);
  3. AU/African Diaspora Issues;
  • NEPAD/APRM;
  • ECOSOCC;
  • Multilateral Cooperation: Africa-South America Summit (ASA), Forum for China-Africa Co-operation Forum (FOCAC), Africa-India, Turkey-Africa, Africa-League of Arab States, Africa-EU Partnership, Iran-Africa, Fora-Japan (TICAD), Africa-United States and Nordic-African Foreign Ministers Conference.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS (PRS)

 

ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

 

PROTOCOL DEPARTMENT

The Protocol Department coordinates, processes and facilitates official communications between Nigeria and the diplomatic/international communities.  The units under the Department are:

Visits, Conferences and Audience

Accreditation

Language Bureau

Privileges and Immunities

Airport Protocol

National Assembly Liaison

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