The Embassy of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria Budapest, located at Rómer Floris utca 57, a
prime area of the second district, was opened in 1992 after twenty-eight years
of the establishment of Diplomatic relations between Nigeria
The history of
diplomatic relations between Nigeria
and Hungary goes back to
1964 with Hungary having
diplomatic presence in Nigeria
since that period. The interests of Nigeria
were overseen, on concurrent accreditation, initially from Warsaw,
Poland, and then
subsequently from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, before effective presence in Budapest in 1992. The
Embassy presently has Slovenia,
Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
as its countries of concurrent accreditation.
Ambassador of Nigeria to Hungary,
who stayed for a brief period was H. E. Emmanuel A. I. Agum. The second
Ambassador was H. E. Chief Abayomi Akintola who assumed duty on December 27,
1999 and finished his tenure in August 2003. The third Ambassador, H.E. Amb
(Arc) Gershon Guyit (Late) assumed duty in July 2004 but passed away in
December 2005. Mr. Dedan Lot Madugu acted in the capacity of Charge d’Affaires
ad interim from December 2005 till June 2006. He was replaced by Mr. Olutola
John Onijala who was Charge d’Affaires ad interim from June 2006 to May 2007.
Ambassador was in the person of H.E. Amb (Mrs.) Adeola Adebisi Obileye (mni)
who presented her Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Hungary,
H. E. Mr. László Sólyom on the 14th of May 2007, at the Sándor Palace.
She headed the Embassy until her retirement in January 2009.
2009 to August 2009, Mr. Olutola John Onijala acted in the capacity of Charge
d’Affaires ad interim. After his departure, Mr. Adedotun Adenrele Adepoju
also acted in the capacity of Charge d’Affaires ad interim until 18th
August, 2011, when Ambassador Charles Ononye presented his Letters of
Credence to the President of the Republic
of Hungary, H. E.
Mr. Pál Schmitt. Ambassador Ononye was in charge of the Embassy until July
The Embassy is
currently headed by His Excellency, Ambassador (Chief) Eddy Onuoha who presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Hungary,
H. E. Mr. János Ader on the 26th of October, 2012, at the Sándor Palace. Ambassador (Chief) Eddy Onuoha was educated at Watford College Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and is a member of several Federal Government Committees and organizations in Nigeria.