Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Good Macroeconomic & Business news On Nigeria: Nigerian Delegation at New York Stock Exchange

Continually the news on Nigeria in the U.S. media highlights the real challenges the country is facing in the North regarding security issues with Bokor Horam; the real positive news on the macro economic front doesn't get as much attention, and it should.  Last week, Nigeria became one of the few Africa countries whose president had an opportunity to highlight these positive economic changes by being invited to the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell. It was a landmark visit for Nigeria, and provided an overall positive message for the Sub-Saharan African region writ large. Very few U.S. media outlets covered this historic occasion, but what it means and symbolizes is that Africa is no longer emerging, but has emerged!

Nigeria's President Jonathan ringing New York Stock
Exchange closing bell

Sanders at Nigeria-New York Stock Exchange Event
 for President Jonathan