Project implementation in these unprecedented times is challenging for all of us in Nigeria, but it presents new opportunities as well. As part of LINKS response to the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, we have taken a number of initiatives:
- Facilitating the production of one million face masks through tailors in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa States (KKJ);
- Conducted a rapid assessment on the effect of COVID-19 lockdown on transporting agricultural inputs and produce between key markets in Nigeria;
- Reviewed the N50 billion CBN/NIRSAL Microfinance Bank lending facility for COVID-19, aiming to disperse support packages to MSMEs whose economic activities have been affected by the pandemic.