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In what ways has the Covid-19 pandemic affected industry and consumers in Nigeria?

 

Agriculture played an important role in driving Nigeria’s economic growth prior to the discovery of crude oil in 1956. Indeed, between 1962 and 1968 the main source of foreign exchange was export crops. In more recent times, focus has returned to the agriculture sector as an important source of revenue as the country seeks to diversify the...

 

The pandemic has shone a light on vulnerabilities in the agriculture sector, and underscored the importance of ensuring food security and strengthening the agricultural chain. Some of the major problems that Nigerian farmers face include limited access to information and the market, insufficient financial support, and logistics and transport...

 

Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest ICT markets in terms of its share of telecoms subscribers and internet users, according to the US International Trade Administration. The ICT sector is a critical driver of non-oil growth and a significant contributor to the country’s GDP. Furthermore, it is an enabler for digitalisation and the development...

 

While the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated a worldwide trend of digital transformation, inadequate infrastructure has hampered the shift in many emerging economies, limiting their capacity to fully capitalise on the opportunities stemming from the disruption. As such, it is necessary for public and private actors to collaborate on closing...

 

Nigeria is Africa’s top oil producer and possesses the largest proven gas reserves on the continent, making it a key player in the global energy market. However, despite its wealth of resources, the country is unable to meet domestic demand and has one of the lowest net electricity generation rates per capita in the world. The nationwide...

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