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Presidency makes U-turn, Tinubu not 1st African leader to ring NASDAQ bell

The presidency has said that it has found out that President Bola Tinubu was not the first African leader to ring the NASDAQ bell.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a statement by presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday referred to that fact.

”We inadvertently referred to President Bola Tinubu as the first African leader to ring the bell at NASDAQ on Wednesday in New York, based on the information provided by a third-party event organiser.

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”We have since found out that this information was/is incorrect as a former African leader has indeed had the privilege.

In actual fact, Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, is the first African leader to ring the bell.

”This error is sincerely regretted.”

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NAN report that the statement that was earlier given out said:

”In honour of President Bola Tinubu’s determined global push to aggressively attract foreign direct investment into Nigeria.

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”The world’s second-largest stock exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (NASDAQ), on Wednesday in the world’s financial capital, invited President Tinubu to ring the closing bell.

”Making him the first African President to ever receive the honor”. (NAN)


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