COVID-19: IFC moves to support Nigerian businesses hit by the pandemic
08 July 2020 | 7:08 am
As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rip through businesses across Africa and the globe, to what extent can international and development finance institutions provide support for Africa? Following latest signings and partnerships with banks in Nigeria, Eme Essien Lore, the Nigeria Country Manager at the International Finance Corporation joins CNBC Africa for more.
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