September 20, 2023


NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – As part of its record number of meetings and events on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on September 20 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) hosted Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the NASDAQ World Headquarters for the U.S.-Nigeria Executive Business Dialogue, followed by ringing the NASDAQ closing bell.  

USAfBC President Scott Eisner said, “The U.S. economic partnership with Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy, ranks among the continent's most crucial bilateral relationships. Our dialogue explored how we can further expand these important ties, including through our new U.S.-Nigeria Business Initiative, dedicated to unlocking new commercial opportunities through bridge-building between business and the U.S. and Nigerian public sectors. The conclusion of our dialogue, with the NASDAQ Tower at Times Square beaming imagery and messages of the significance of U.S.-Nigeria ties—and our ringing of the closing bell with President Tinubu—showcased to the world the strength of our countries’ partnership. It also embodied the U.S. Chamber’s firmly held belief that now is the time to apply greater vision, courage, and commitment to a deepened U.S.-Nigeria commercial partnership.”  

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As President Tinubu said in his remarks, “It’s a great honor for me to be here. I am happy to bring Nigeria to your doorsteps, and honored that we’re here today with a bubbling market that will evolve the West African subregion.” Tinubu continued, “The greatest economy is Nigeria. There is an immense opportunity in Nigeria where you can invest your money without fear […] I count on you to invest in Nigeria.” 

The dialogue and NASDAQ bell ringing ceremony are part of the U.S. Chamber’s dynamic programming at UNGA, where Chamber is fostering public-private collaboration and underscoring the indispensable role of the private sector in realizing the UN’s global targets.  

From September 18-22, the U.S. Chamber is leading over 24 high-level conversations with top government representatives, including heads of state and government, from countries including Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, Türkiye and Vietnam —marking the U.S. Chamber’s biggest showing at UNGA ever.   

Learn more here about the Chamber’s engagements at UNGA.