Covid-19: Osinbajo Says Nigeria’s Population Is Challenging
Covid-19: Osinbajo Says Nigeria’s Population Is Challenging

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s massive population constitutes a challenge in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Osinbajo noted that the advantage of being able to manage the issues in smaller measures through the states by developing best practices had enabled authorities to reassess responses across sub-national and adjust where necessary.

Osinbajo who stated this at a virtual conference entitled “How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19”, organized by Africa.com, said the provision of support to small businesses in the informal sector should be a priority for all economies aiming at lessening any adverse effect of the pandemic on the economy.

The Vice President was joined at the conference by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana; Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak of Yale University; and Amandla Oko-Ombaka, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, CEO of Africa.com with participation across the world. He said the government is looking at the possibility of enlarging the interventions beyond conditional transfers under the context of social investment policies to address some of the increasing difficulties of poverty given the disruptions in the economy

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