Does Nigeria have a debt problem?
09 September 2019 | 11:00 am
Despite concerns on the state of Nigeria’s debt, the country’s Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, has said that Nigeria has a revenue problem and not a debt problem. Egie Akpata, Director of Union Capital Markets joins CNBC Africa for more.
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