Barbados–Nigeria relations

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Barbadian–Nigerian relations



Barbadian–Nigerian relations are foreign relations between Barbados and Nigeria. Barbados and Nigeria formally established diplomatic relations on 24 April 1970.[1] Nigeria is accredited to Barbados from its Embassy in Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago). Currently the Barbadian Government does not have foreign accreditation for Nigeria, however the Nigerian Government has said that it was highly desirous of Barbados establishing an embassy directly to Nigeria.[2]

In 2006 the Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel of the Nigerian state of Ogun announced that Barbadians would be given free land if they wished to move to Nigeria.[3] Nigeria has pushed for more investment from Barbadian companies and investors and in 2008 for the establishment of direct flights between both nations.[4][5]

In 2006 Barbadian solar company Aqua Sol Components Ltd. formed a 50-50 joint venture partnership with the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom.[6] The partnership makes use of Barbados' experience with solar energy given its high usage of solar hot water heaters across the island.[7] Through the venture, Akwa Ibom hopes to raise the level of solar usage in Nigeria. The deal was facilitated through Commission for Pan-African Affairs within the Barbados Prime Minister's office.[8]

Bilateral agreements[edit]

Date Agreement name ref. number Note
13 July 1981 Air Services[9] No. 3196 (1981)

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