HIS EXCELLENCY, AMBASSADOR BELLO SHEHU RINGIM, NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSIONER TO MALAYSIA
The Nigeria High Commission Kuala Lumpur was established in 1991, primarily to promote diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Malaysia. The Mission is also responsible for providing consular services to Nigerians resident in or visiting Malaysia and promoting trade and investments between the two countries and issuance of visa to nationals of host country, wishing to visit Nigeria.
Because of the great diversity of people and culture, Nigeria has distinguished herself over the centuries in the field of arts. Nigerian versatility in the arts is so great that it is generally felt that all African nations should view Nigeria as the principal trustee of the most durable fruits of black artistic genius. It is not precisely known when the first works of Nigerian art reached the outside world, but in 1897, following a British punitive expedition to
Nigeria has a dual economy with a modern segment dependent on oil earnings, overlaid by a traditional agricultural and trading economy. At independence in 1960, agriculture accounted for well over half of GDP, and was the main source of export earnings and public revenue. The oil sector, which emerged in the 1960's and was firmly established during the 1970's, is now of overwhelming importance to the point of over-dependence: it provides 20% of GDP, 95% of foreign exchange earnings, and about 65% of budgetary revenues.