Tinubu rings closing bell at NASDAQ, calls for foreign investment in Nigeria

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday rang the closing bell at the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations Stock Market (NASDAQ) headquarters in New York City, USA.

After ringing the bell, he and his delegation held a roundtable discussion with US and Nigerian counterparts from the public and private sectors.

He downplayed the conflict problems in Nigeria by reiterating the importance of improved investment relations between the USA and Nigeria.

He said Nigeria is open for business and investment.

“All the problems of conflict that you hear about Nigeria are baloney. Anybody can be a quartermaster on a Monday to the Americans, but to us, we are ready to work with you,” President Tinubu said.

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In his remarks, Scott Eisner, President of the US-Africa Business Center at the US Chamber of Commerce, highlighted how important Nigeria remains an important trading partner to the United States.

“Having all the stakeholders in the room, his excellency the President of Nigeria in there, from government to private to individualists in Nigeria. We are very positive about the potential of Nigeria and just reinforcing the existing economic opportunities,” Ideriah said.

Also, the US Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Wally Adeyemo, flew back into the United States following his trip to Nigeria and commended President Tinubu’s hard steps in ending the fuel subsidy.

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He cited that these steps would help increase investment in Nigeria and forge a stronger partnership with the United States.

On his part, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu highlighted that the booming creative industry in Lagos will create a conducive environment for U.S. businesses to thrive. recalls President Tinubu led the Nigerian delegation to the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.

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