The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on all social and economic sectors. In just three months, the pandemic has left tears, sweats and blood on the people and the economy.
For Nigeria, the pandemic is an eye-opener and a rude welcome to a new normal- knowledge economy. Lagos state relies heavily on knowledge economy and that accounts for the success it is recoding in the fight against COVID-19. Apart from the ingenuities by Lagos and a few other states, Nigeria’s overall response to COVID-19 has been less than satisfactory.
The new phases of recovery; and thriving- will be defining for the country; and as seen in this crisis, telecommunications are playing role in retaining any semblance of normalcy. In the recovery stage, telcos will also help manage the transition out of COVID-19 related stagnation as well as provide a resilient national infrastructure to stimulate GDP growth.