Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has announced an extended 14-day lockdown across Abuja, Lagos, Ogun states to curtail the spread of the coronavirus citing concerns over rising numbers of cases globally, and within Nigeria. CNBCAfrica’s Christy Cole reports.
Ahead of the World Bank's spring meetings this week, global movement; One Campaign is calling on the G20 finance ministers and Central Bank governors to provide immediate debt relief for the poorest countries. One campaign has also asked the G20 to provide $600 million to top up the IMF's Catastophe Containment Relief Trust, which grants debt relief for public health disasters. Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the One Campaign joins CNBC Africa for more.
Its day one of the lockdown for residents of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states since the restriction of movement announced by President Buhari. The Central Bank of Nigeria has urged residents of these states to limit the use of cash and patronise alternative payment channels. Babs Ogundeyi, Co-Founder and CEO of Kuda, a mobile-only bank joins CNBC Africa for more.
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