President Goodluck Jonathan rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, becoming the first Nigerian President to do so. He used the opportunity to visit the floor of the biggest trading house in the world to speak about investment in Nigeria and its growing annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He said, “The economy of Nigeria had the tendency of growing at the required 6.5 percent. Foreign investors from the United States should continue to come to Nigeria to do their business and it is safe for them.”
Before he visited the New York Stock Exchange, he met with United States President Obama, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. They discussed security, 2015 elections, foreign investment, and good governance. They also discussed strengthening the United States – Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC).