42 Percent of Nigerians Lost Their Jobs to Coronavirus – NBS

With the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic still unraveling, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 42 per cent of employed Nigerians have lost their jobs on account of the disease.

The bureau, in a report just published, said the economic shock imposed on Nigerians by the pandemic exceeds whatever they may have experienced between 2017 and 2018.

The Bureau said the study was conducted between April to May 2020, during the time when the index case was identified in the country. It was further gathered that the impact of COVID-19 has been most strongly felt in the commerce, service and agriculture sectors.

While seventy-nine percent of households surveyed reported that their households’ total income have decreased since mid- March.

The states are pressing ahead with their relaxation of the coronavirus induced lockdown.

In Lagos State, the government warned yesterday that any church or mosque that admits worshippers without face masks once they reopen would be shut down.

Mosques are to reopen on Friday, June 19, to be followed by the churches on Sunday, June 21.

The Aso Villa mosques reopened yesterday with President Muhammadu Buhari and other worshippers observing social distancing.

 

 

– The Nation

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