The outbreak of the Corona Virus also known as COVID – 19 has changed lifestyles and social interactions. Social/physical distancing is one of the major preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus leaving most of the affected countries with the option of imposing a total or partial lockdown and/or restricted movement on their citizens.
The deadly virus came into Africa on the 14th of February, 2020 with Egypt recording its first case. It proceeded on its journey to the Sub-Saharan part of Africa, with Nigeria recording its first case on the 27th February2020 and the number of confirmed cases has been increasing since then. As of May 1st, 2020, Nigeria recorded 2,170 cases with only 351 recoveries and 68 deaths. In Africa, the number of confirmed cases stood at39,041with 12,643 recoveries and 1,636deaths.
As a way of controlling the spread of the virus, the Federal Government of Nigeriaimposed a total lockdown on some states with a high number of confirmed cases and partial lockdown/curfew on states with mild figures. As a result of the lockdown, the Nigerian economy has been hit by a devastating blow especially after the price of oil crashed globally.
Companies have been forced to downsize and many people, especially youths, have lost their jobs. The country already has a problem of mass unemployment which raises serious concerns on the impact of the pandemic on the Nigerian economy and unemployment situation of its youth population.
Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative hereby invite Nigerian youths to attend a day webinar on “REMEDYING THE EFFECTS OF POST COVID – 19; TAKING PROACTIVE MEASURES” which is scheduled to hold on 30th May 2020 10:00AM Nigerian Time on Zoom platform. Kindly click the link below to register