On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the coronavirus outbreak was a global pandemic. Less than 20 days later, Nigeria initiated “stay-at-home” lockdown measures, which at first lasted two weeks.
Two weeks became four. And now, the impact of the pandemic on people’s work-life has stretched into six months.
This significant impact led us to look into some data on Nigeria's employment sector. We highlight how work has changed during the pandemic and analyse the health of Nigeria's job market.
How work changed
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) conducted a survey of workers to measure the changing trends in the labour market.