President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, rang the closing bell of the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) Stock Market in New York, United States.
Tinubu is currently attending the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York,
Ranked second on the list of stock exchanges by market capitalisation of shares traded, behind the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ is the most active stock trading venue in the United States by volume.
The closing bell ceremony, held at the seven-storey tower of the NASDAQ headquarters in New York, signifies the end of a trading session.
The event was part of proceedings at the Executive Business Dialogue organised by the United States Chamber of Commerce, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc and Nigerian Investment Promotion Council.
The business dialogue is part of events in the Non-Deal Roadshow planned by the NGX Group to support the new administration’s efforts in re-igniting the interest of foreign investors in the Nigerian economy.
In a statement it issued about the event, the NGX said: “The Non-Deal Roadshow would help to foster dialogue, strengthen economic ties, and enhance collaboration. The Roadshow is part of the Group’s drive to support FG’s agenda to elicit the interest of foreign investors in the Nigerian economy. The goal is to display the robustness of the capital market and leverage the pace of reforms by the new administration of President Tinubu; enabling foreign investors to recognise the value created by the changing landscape.”
In a notice about the event, NASDAQ said that the bell-ringing ceremony with Tinubu symbolises the significance of the economic ties between the United States and Nigeria.
Watch the ceremony here: