Information on whether a child born in Liberia to a Nigerian mother and a Liberian father automatically gains Nigerian citizenship; on whether a child born in Liberia who has been adopted by a Nigerian grandparent automatically gains Nigerian citizenship; and whether a child born to a Nigerian mother and Liberian father has the right to apply for Nigerian citizenship, and if so, what are the requirements for obtaining Nigerian citizenship [NGA23603.E]

Please consult the attached fax received from the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa in response to the questions above.

For additional information on Nigerian citizenship, please consult the attachments to Response to Information Request NGA22902.E of 12 February 1996, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa. 19 April 1996. Fax received by the DIRB.