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.


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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.




The new US/Africa relations

Akunna Cook serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Biden-Harris Administration. In this role, Ms. Cook oversees the development of U.S. foreign policy for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy, and human rights. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder […]

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Opportunities for U.S Companies

The American Business Council invites you to its second Trade and Investment Series in partnership with the African Development Bank themed "Opportunities for US Companies". The objective is to provide US companies in Nigeria with an overview of the AfDB's current portfolio of projects in Nigeria, its procurement policy, and AfDB's private sector financing. Janelle […]

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Virtual Round Table Investment Opportunities in Nigeria

CMPD, an inter-governmental organization, working on addressing migration issues, and the American Business Council invite interested U.S. companies to the virtual round table on “Investment opportunities in Nigeria” to introduce a new public-private initiative, aiming at facilitating investment in Nigeria, creating jobs and training opportunities for youth, thereby tackling some of the root causes of […]

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ABC Economic Update: Unlocking growth in the Consumer Product Sector

.tribe-events-content a{ color: #e59c61;} The American Business Council held its first 2021 Economic Update in partnership with Verraki Partners titled “Unlocking growth in the Consumer Product Sector”. This includes Agric Processing, Food and Beverage manufacturing and Personal Care. Abayomi Olarinmoye a senior partner at Verraki Partners shares insights on the key learnings from the Consumer […]

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IMFs Article IV on Nigeria

The Nigerian economy is at a critical juncture. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV Consultation on Nigeria projects that Nigeria’s fiscal balance is estimated to increase considerably. More specifically, general government deficit is projected to widen from 4.8 to 5.9 percent of GDP between 2019 and 2020. The increase in government general deficit can […]

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