Nigeria’s Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that COVID-19 brought about many challenges in the country and also presented an opportunity to reset critical sectors of its economy.
He said this while speaking on Thursday during a virtual media conference.
According to dailypostng, during the conference, Global Citizen announced a collaboration with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to establish the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund.
The Coronavirus challenge has created an unprecedented opportunity for us as a nation and as a people to reset the critical sectors of the economy.
“The disruptions in business and commerce, especially on account of the lockdown, have meant that we must develop a comprehensive economic and social response.
“This fund would support them. It will also support the Social Investment Programme of the government,” Osinbajo said.
The conference has in attendance; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed; Chairman of the Board, NSIA, Mr. Jide Zeitlin; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NSIA, Mr. Uche Orji; Chairman, Global Citizen Nigeria, Mr. Babatunde Folawiyo; Vice Chairman, Global Citizen Nigeria, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, and Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer at the Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick.