Nigeria’s Senate passes record N10.59tn 2020 budget
09 December 2019 | 3:22 pm
Nigeria’s Senate has passed the record N10.59 trillion 2020 budget. The budget passed by Nigeria's parliament assumes a deficit of 1.52 per cent of the estimated Gross domestic product (GDP) – representing about N2.18 trillion to be financed through foreign and domestic borrowing. Chamberlain Peterside, CEO of Xcellon Capital Advisors joins CNBC Africa to unpack the budget.
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