Nigeria’s micro pension plan explained
10 April 2019 | 2:48 pm
Nigeria launched the micro pension plan late last month as the government aims to extend pension services to the informal sector. Niyi Falade, CEO of Crusader Sterling Pensions joins CNBC Africa to discuss the prospect of Nigeria’s micro-pension scheme.
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