The 24-year-old was dropped alongside Hull City's Ola Aina, Bursaspor's Mikel Agu, Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Stephen Eze, Standard Liege's Uche Agbo and Plateau United's Dele Ajiboye from the squad to Russia.
"I am very happy getting a chance to play for the Super Eagles and make my debut against Congo DR," Lokosa told Goal.
"For me, making the provisional squad was a huge lift for my career and I will forever be grateful to the coach and Nigeria Football Federation for the opportunity given to me.
"It is not easy to make the 30-player squad because it's the dream of every Nigerian player. I would have loved to play at the World Cup but God knows best.
"I have no regrets because it was a wonderful experience and I wish to appreciate everyone and my club Kano Pillars for their great support."