President Bola Tinubu has assured the world leaders and shakers of the business world that Nigeria is the greatest economy of Africa.
He stressed that there is an immense opportunity in Nigeria where they can invest their money without fear.
President Tinubu spoke when he rang the closing bell of the world’s second largest stock exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (NASDAQ), in the world’s financial capital.
Surrounded by Nigerian business leaders and officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, in trademark fashion, Tinubu seized the opportunity, presented by the historic moment to boldly advance his foreign investment push as he stood in front of financial markets at the famous stock exchange.
President Tinubu said that he felt honoured to bring Nigeria to them, “and I am honoured that we are here today with a bubbling Nigerian stock market that will evolve in the West African sub-region.
The Nigerian leader said that his government would continue to address longstanding problems and impediments, such as his work to restore and unify the foreign exchange rate market to a stable and trustworthy level, allowing new investors to seamlessly bring their money into the country, free of worries about whether or not they can take their money out at any point in time.
“You are free to take in your money and bring out your money. I count on you to invest in Nigeria.”
At the Nigeria-U.S Executive Business Roundtable held just after the closing bell, President Tinubu assured prospective investors that he intentionally brought successful Nigerian industrialists and public officials to share their experiences and operational plans respectively, in addition to all that he has already done to boost the confidence of the global investment community in Nigeria’s presently reforming fiscal, monetary, regulatory and tax policy environment.
“Nigeria is an opportunity that is impossible to replicate or find elsewhere in any part of the world. We have brilliant young people who both innovate and consume at a large scale. Our entrepreneurial spirit is a major part of what makes our market totally unique, aside from demography.
“Nigerians build businesses and Nigerian businesses partner with other businesses to conduct larger business. There is enough value to spread around. Be careful of what you hear about Nigeria. You may be dissuaded out of a major opportunity that others will take up. We are here for you. We will give you all the support you need to succeed and succeed abundantly.”