4/NEB.12/Vol.VII 27 July, 2011
RENUNCIATION OF NIGERIAN CITIZENSHIP
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria wishes to inform all prospective applicants who desire to renounce their Nigerian citizenship that the power to approve renunciation of Nigerian citizenship or restoration of same is the sole prerogative of Mr. President, as enshrined in Chapter III, Article 29, sub. Section 1-2, of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999).
Kindly note, therefore, that such powers are NOT TRANSFERABLE and that the process can only be carried out in Nigeria.
Furthermore, please be informed that a citizen of Nigeria by birth may not renounce his Nigerian citizenship, being that he is allowed, under Nigerian Law, to acquire the citizenship or nationality of a second country, without the necessity to renounce the citizenship of the country of his/her birth (Nigeria).
Embassy of Nigeria,
27 July, 2011