Verve CEO Mike Ogbalu on fintech trends in SSA
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The CEO of Verve International, Mike Ogbalu says although sub-Saharan Africa shares similar challenges across the Fintech industry, other countries within the continent might benefit by emulating Nigeria's strategies. He joins CNBC Africa for more.
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