PRIVATE SECTOR WARNS OF MASS HUNGER, ECONOMIC CRISIS OVER FRESH LOCKDOWN

Written by on January 5, 2021

PRIVATE SECTOR WARNS OF MASS HUNGER, ECONOMIC CRISIS OVER FRESH LOCKDOWN

THE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, THE ABUJA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND PROMINENT ECONOMISTS ON MONDAY ASSESSED THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC SITUATION AND CONCLUDED THAT ANOTHER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN WOULD UNLEASH HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION ON NIGERIANS.

THE GROUPS STATED THIS IN SEPARATE INTERVIEWS WITH THE PUNCH WHILE REACTING TO A STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19, DR SANI ALIYU, WHO ON SUNDAY SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS CONSIDERING ALL OPTIONS, INCLUDING LOCKDOWN, TO BATTLE THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19.

ALIYU, WHO LAMENTED RISING COVID-19 CASES IN THE COUNTRY, SAID THE VIRUS INFECTED 6,000 PEOPLE IN THE LAST ONE WEEK, WHILE 33 DIED OF THE DISEASE DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

ACCORDING TO HIM, NIGERIANS CAN AVOID ANOTHER LOCKDOWN IF THEY ADHERE TO COVID-19 PREVENTIVE MEASURES, INCLUDING WEARING OF FACE MASKS AND HAND WASHING.

THE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, THE ABUJA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND PROMINENT ECONOMISTS ON MONDAY ASSESSED THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC SITUATION AND CONCLUDED THAT ANOTHER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN WOULD UNLEASH HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION ON NIGERIANS.

THE GROUPS STATED THIS IN SEPARATE INTERVIEWS WITH THE PUNCH WHILE REACTING TO A STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19, DR SANI ALIYU, WHO ON SUNDAY SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS CONSIDERING ALL OPTIONS, INCLUDING LOCKDOWN, TO BATTLE THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19.

ALIYU, WHO LAMENTED RISING COVID-19 CASES IN THE COUNTRY, SAID THE VIRUS INFECTED 6,000 PEOPLE IN THE LAST ONE WEEK, WHILE 33 DIED OF THE DISEASE DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

ACCORDING TO HIM, NIGERIANS CAN AVOID ANOTHER LOCKDOWN IF THEY ADHERE TO COVID-19 PREVENTIVE MEASURES, INCLUDING WEARING OF FACE MASKS AND HAND WASHING.


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