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Public Affairs Section
March 24, 2022

Public Affairs Offices of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria

  • Engages Nigerians of all walks of life.
  • Empowers Nigerians to understand American life and culture.
  • Educates Nigerians about issues of mutual concern.
  • Enriches the dialogue between American citizens and institutions and their counterparts in Nigeria.
  • Listens to Nigerians about their concerns toward the U.S.
  • Informs Nigerians about U.S. policies in Nigeria.
  • Improves understanding between Nigeria and the U.S.
  • Evaluates public affairs programs for their effectiveness in reaching Nigerians.

Cultural Affairs

Cultural Affairs Specialists bring notable U.S. speakers and specialists to Nigeria to discuss issues of mutual concern.  We organize seminars, symposia, and cultural programs.  We are responsible for several exchange programs that send Nigerians to the U.S. and bring Americans to Nigeria for educational and professional exchanges.   (more)

Contact information:
To find out more about how you can participate in the Fulbright Program, Humphrey Fellowship, Youth Leadership, Study of the U.S. Institutes, send an email to culturalabuja@state.gov or culturallagos@state.gov

Study in the U.S.

The Educational Advising Centers in Abuja and Lagos assist students to study in the U.S. Educational advisers counsel students on how to identify U.S. colleges and universities and how to apply for admissions and U.S. visas. (more)

Email contact information:
EducationUSA Advising Center, Abuja: AbujaEducationUSA@state.gov
EducationUSA Advising Center , Lagos: LagosEducationUSA@state.gov

American Centers

The American Centers (AC) are reference/research library that provides comprehensive and authoritative information on the United States.

IRC reference specialists help you find facts and answers, keep you up to date, and empower you to help yourself…

Become a member today! It’s free.  (more)

Email contact information:
American Center Abuja ircabuja@state.gov
American Center Lagos wyllagos@state.gov

Media Relations

The Information Section engages the Nigerian print and electronic media to explain U.S. policies toward Nigeria.

We issue press releases and conduct press briefings.

We monitor Nigerian news to inform Washington policymakers about developments in Nigeria.

Email contact information for media issues:

For media requests, complete the Request Form

American Corners

American Spaces are partnerships between the U.S. Embassy and the host institution.

In American Spaces you will find the collected literature of America’s best writers.  (more)