COVID-19 may have lead to the loss of 13 million jobs in Nigeria, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations (UN) said these on Wednesday.
Elisabeth Byrs, the World Food Programme’s senior Spokesperson, said this in a statement.
According to The World Food Programm’s Spokesperson, more than $182m is needed to sustain life-saving aid to Nigeria over the next six months.
Mrs. Byrs also explained that over 3.8 million citizens, especially those in the informal sector, could lose their jobs.
That figure could rise to 13 million if the restriction on movement persists for long
“We are concerned by conflict-affected communities in North-East Nigeria who already face extreme hunger and who are especially vulnerable.
“They are on life-support and need assistance to survive,” Byrs said.
Byrs also revealed that three million vulnerable people in Abuja, Kano, and Lagos would also receive assistance from the World Food Programme.