A General Meeting of US Companies doing business in Nigeria in May 2005, unanimously endorsed the need for an American Business Council (ABC) which, operating like a “think tank”, will focus on policy issues and practical implementation steps in support of Nigerian public and private sector leadership as well as ongoing reform initiatives in the country. It is designed to bring ABC’s Nigerian based resources combined with the US support, to bear on selected issues and reform initiatives that show potential for WIN/WIN results in Nigeria’s quest for stable economic development. It is envisioned that ABC will make a significant impact on the investment environment and Nigeria’s future economic development.


American Business Council
The voice of American Business in Nigeria (Read more on About Us)

Business Advocacy

Business Advocacy
We create strategic engagement and partnerships with relevant stakeholders on policy, legal and regulatory issues that will improve the ease of doing business.


We represent the interest of American Companies in Nigeria, support sustainable socio-economic reform initiatives in Nigeria and promote growth in trade and investment between Nigeria and the United States.

Trade and Investment

Trade and Investment
We are committed to continually shaping current and future US-Nigeria trade and investment for mutual economic growth and prosperity.




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ABC Economic Update: Shifts in consumer behaviour and implications for business and policy

The American Business Council in partnership with MasterCard, held a webinar on the 27th of August to share insights on consumer preferences and behaviour in response to COVID-19. At the webinar, Bola Asiru, Principal / Divisional Lead MasterCard Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa shared that due to the pandemic, there has been clear shift in consumer behaviour; […]

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The West Africa Trade & Investment Hub, and its Co-Investment and R&D Opportunities

We cordially invite you to a webinar introducing the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub and its Co-Investment and R&D Opportunities. The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, an initiative of USAID aims to catalyze economic growth in West Africa utilizing a market-based approach. The webinar will discuss the opportunities and show the benefits of […]

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The American Business Council held a Virtual Luncheon in honour of Ms Jesmin Rahman the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative for Nigeria. Ms Jesmin Rahman stated that the Nigerian government must improve tax collection because revenue is lower than the minimum amount required for the state to play an enabling role in […]

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UWGN, ABC provide COVID-19 relief for the elderly, support entrepreneurship

No fewer than 200 elderly people in the Itafaji community of Lagos Island on Wednesday benefited from palliatives containing staple foods, hygiene products and face masks. The United Way Greater Nigeria (UWGN), in partnership with the American Business Council (ABC), gave out the items at a ceremony to commemorate the Day of Action. The Day […]

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