The Nigerian government, like those of most other countries, is trying to protect their population from COVID-19 while staving off economic collapse. Most decisions require trade-offs, as delivering on one can mean jeopardising the other, particularly for majority of the population who survive on low incomes and have minimal access to support. Public, private and third-sector responses must navigate these stark choices, recognising if they are unable to help their vulnerable populations survive both the public health and economic crises, progress could be handicapped for a generation.

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