COVID-19 THREATENS ABOUT 13 MILLION JOBS IN NIGERIA – UN

The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to the loss of about 13 million jobs in Nigeria, the World Food Programme of the United Nations declares.
According to the WFP, Nigeria needs urgent financial intervention to boost its economy, as millions of citizens across the country are currently victims of harsh economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic.
WFP’s Senior Spokesperson, Mrs. Elisabeth Byrs, said in a statement released from her agency that over $182m was needed to sustain life-saving aid to Africa’s most populous country over the course of six months.
She further explained that over 3.8 million Nigerians could lose their jobs, especially those in the informal sector. The figure could rise to about 13 million if movements restriction still persist for a longer period, she said.

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