Unlocking dead capital in Nigeria
06 July 2019 | 10:18 am
PwC estimates the amount of dead capital in residential real estate and agricultural land alone could be between $300 to $900 billion. Andrew Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to explore ways to unlocking Nigeria’s dead capital.
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