The Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan is a 2.3 trillion naira stimulus plan that the government of Nigeria wants to use to reduce the effects of an expected deep recession caused by the COVID-19. The first phase of the response plan focuses on agriculture for food and jobs. Kyari Bukar, former Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG, is forecasting a deeper recession for the country as it says it expects real GDP to decline by 7.3 per cent this year on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak, dwindling oil prices among other indicators. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the details is the CEO of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Laoye Jaiyeola.
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva says the fund is working hard to respond to Nigeria’s request so that a proposal can be considered by the IMF’s Executive Board as soon as possible. Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed had disclosed that Nigeria had applied to IMF’s Rapid Credit Facility. Kyari Bukar, Former Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group joins CNBC Africa more.
As Nigeria sets up a committee to review the oil benchmark for the 2020 budget, Senior Economist at the private-sector-led think tank, Nigeria Economic Summit Group says the recent drop in crude prices if sustained has a possibility of leading Nigeria into an economic recession by 2021. Wilson Erumebor, Economist at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group joins CNBC Africa me for more.
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