A Schengenvisa for the Netherlands must be applied for in Nigeria at the French representation in Nigeria, even though there is a Dutch embassy in Nigeria. If the French representation has rejected the Schengenvisa application for the applicant who wished to travel to the Netherlands, the applicant must file a notice of objection in France, according French administrative law, and in the French language. A member of the Dutch Parliament has raised questions about this practice. The Minister of Foreign Affairs responded that he is not willing to change this practice.
Source: Answer of Minister Rosenthal, AH 414, 2012Z16984.