Look at how busy this Lagos market is amidst the lockdown to fight coronavirus.
But I understand the government’s reluctance to stop these trading activities: most of the traders deal in perishable commodities and Nigeria doesn’t yet have reliable electricity supply for guaranteed storage.
At the same time, many Nigerians can’t afford to stock up adequately. So, they have to frequently go shopping to restock.
But this is slowing down the recovery effort.
When Nigeria gets out of this mess, we hope anti-poverty programs and grants to NGOs will be intensified to ensure that poverty becomes massively reduced.