International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 7, Part A (2020)
Palliative measures to fight Covid-19 in Nigeria
Ehioghiren Efe Efosa, Eneh Onyinye and Okoinemen Jimmy
The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed extraordinary crisis on the entire world since its emergence, the virus has spread to every part of the globe through human to human contact and by the forces of globalization. Although public health remains at the center of the crisis, several other devastating implications have also been unleashed on the social, political and economic space of humans and states due to several policies measures put in place by all relevant authorities and governments in their bid to curb the virus such as washing of hands, social distancing, ban, restriction on inter and intra states traveling and extensive lock down policies. This study examines the palliative measures that are being adopted by relevant authorities to mitigate these devastating implications on all the aspects of the nation’s economy. The study adopted a review of related extant literatures to establish what has been reported by researchers as the right actions that can revamp economy in similar situation. While the study observed the inability of the Nigeria government to design reliable mechanism to donate and distribute immediate palliative packages to the entire citizens especially the poor and vulnerable ones. However, adequate palliatives in terms of policies pronouncement were noted as made by relevant authorities and governments to ensure that the country is able to manage the economic effects of the total shutdown of the economy on public and private businesses, household lives, and other sectors of the nation’s economy. The study recommends that the government create a formal way to supervise the implementation of these policies across the country to ensure that they are not left on the paper and thereby plunging the country into an avoidable recession as we approach the post COVID-19 era. Also, we recommend a unit for proper accountability of the funds that are being donated and released for the course in order to avoid mismanagement and abandonment of the all exigent policies to avert the looming economic woes. We also recommend further researches in the area of study to concretize the findings and possibly involve empiricisms.
How to cite this article:
Ehioghiren Efe Efosa, Eneh Onyinye, Okoinemen Jimmy. Palliative measures to fight Covid-19 in Nigeria. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(7):05-12.