Central Bank of Nigeria to improve drive for non-oil exports
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Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank says the apex banks development finance efforts have been driven by the need to reduce reliance on crude as smuggling and dumping over the years have led to a demise of Agriculture. Obiora Madu, CEO of Multimix Group joins CNBC Africa to discuss some developments impacting Nigeria's non-oil exports.
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