A Study on the Assessment of the Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown in Nigeria: A View from the Three Geo-Political Zones of Northern Nigeria


    Covid-19 pandemic disease that commenced in China and later spread across the borders of the country to other parts of the world, hampered socio-economic activities. This study aimed at investigating the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on the Northern Nigeria’s economy and the households. The Northern Nigeria geo-political region comprises North-east, North-west and North-central zones. A state was selected from each zone for collection of data, and those states include Adamawa, Zamfara and Nasarawa respectively. Questionnaires were specifically sent to Federal Polytechnic, Mubi; Federal University, Gusau and Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa respectively for the data collection. The questionnaires were administered to the students of these institutions to respond to. The results obtained revealed that Covid-19 pandemic lockdown had adverse effects on the economy of the Northern Nigeria, and the depth of the impact on the economy and households varied from one place to another. The results further revealed that during Covid-19 lockdown the people and their household members who had access to basic needs in North-east were more than those who had access to basic needs in North-west and North-central. In general, majority of the people in the three regions did not have access to the basic needs.  Also, in each of the three geographical zones, the results further indicated that those who relied on the family incomes for surviving during lockdown were more in number, followed by those who depended on family members, personal savings and neighbor for assistance, while only few people received assistances from Government and Non-governmental organization. 

    Keywords: Covid-19, Lockdown, Economy, Household, Northern Nigeria

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    author/Adinoyi Baba James et al

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 1 Issue 3