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.




AfCFTA Implementation Post COVID-19

The American Business Council in partnership with US Africa Business Centre and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat is organizing a webinar on AfCFTA Implementation Post COVID-19 on the 29th of May by 3.30pm WAT. The main objective of the AfCFTA is to create a single continental market for goods and services, and enable free movement […]

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Diplomatic Briefing: U.S. – Nigeria COVID-19 Response

The U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) and the American Business Council Nigeria (ABC) held a diplomatic briefing with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard. During this session, Ambassador Leonard provided an update on her engagements with Nigerian government officials in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and updates on the U.S. -Nigeria commercial relationship. […]

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The American Business Council in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and the Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance held a webinar on the 31st of March titled COVID-19: How leaders should respond and prepare for the future. The Presenters shared the evidence of effective Government response and the […]

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The American Business Council held a Data Protection Workshop on the 3rd of March with the objective to set the right foundation for the Data Protection Bill. This was done by having public and private sector stakeholders at the workshop.   The CEO/ Executive Secretary of the American Business Council, Margaret Olele noted that the Council and partners will […]

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The Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in partnership with the American Business Council held a breakfast meeting on the 25th of February with US Companies on EducationUSA. The objective of the meeting was to share with US Companies the opportunity in supporting the Opportunity Fund provided for talented Nigerian students who are interested […]

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