Let me welcome you to the webpage of Tanzania High Commission here in Nigeria. We are located at No. 21, Yedseram Street, Maitama, Abuja. I am the 9th serving Tanzania High Commissioner since the establishment of our Mission in Nigeria. I arrived Nigeria in January, 2014 and Nigeria is already fast becoming my second home. Contrary to the common rhetoric out there I have found Nigerians are rather highly hospitable people.
It is our intention that this webpage will be a gateway for information and education, set to promote Tanzania national interest within all my area of accreditation, which includes 14 other West African countries (Ghana, Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Guinea-Bissau), ECOWAS and African Development Bank.
Our core focus as a High Commission centres on ‘Economic Diplomacy’ in line with our Ministry’s approach. In economic diplomacy we tend to focus essentially on the following areas:
a) Sourcing for potential investors and facilitating the process for them to invest in Tanzania (Dangote has already set an example).
b) Expansion of trade between our two great countries; in the spirit of ‘South-South Cooperation’.
c) Tanzania is number 2 in the world (after Brazil) in touristic attractions. We strive to attract West Africans to see and explore Tanzania as a tourist destination.
d) Tanzanians love and adore Nigerian art and culture. We strive to expand platforms of existing cultural exchanges (particularly to facilitate co-production of movies).
e) Enhancing technical cooperation between Tanzania and our area of accreditation.
I sincerely hope and believe that I will get your support and cooperation to be able to achieve the objectives stated above. Thank you for showing interest in our activities.
Welcome to Tanzania the Land of Great Opportunities.
H.E. Daniel Ole Njoolay
(Tanzania High Commissioner to Nigeria)