The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria: A Socio-Economic analysis

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria: A Socio-Economic analysis - Brief 1

Mar 24, 2020

Many countries across the global community, are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria and her people are no exception. It is now, more than ever, that leadership which can unite the spirit of Nigerians and rouse collective action is needed. Nigeria is tested today, as it has been in the past and, it has the ability and opportunity to mobilize its people to turn the tide against the coronavirus. But time is of the essence and immediate decisive action is imperative.

The question in the minds of national and global leaders in the midst of the evolving pandemic is how affected communities will bounce back and in a sustainable manner recover from the crisis. The economic distress associated with the pandemic, health implications to those affected especially the most vulnerable in the community, strain on service delivery infrastructure and the societal cost in terms of well-being could be enormous.

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