PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that COVID-19 has resulted in 60 per cent drop in Nigeria’s revenue this year, adding that this has affected all of government’s operations. He also said in order to keep the electricity industry going, his administration had so far spent almost N1.7 trillion supplementing tariffs shortfalls, noting that at this point, there is no resource to continue this way. He then warned of severe consequences a return of petrol subsidy and reduction in electricity tariff will cause the nation. Speaking at the commencement of the first-year ministerial performance review retreat in Abuja on Monday, he assured that his administration is extremely mindful of the pains that higher prices mean and does not take the sacrifices Nigerians have to make for granted. Represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the president said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a severe downturn in the funds available to finance our budget and has severely hampered our capacity.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has increased by 155, with total infections now 55,160.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday.

“On the 7th of September 2020, 155 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 55160 cases have been confirmed, 43231 cases have been discharged and 1061 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 155 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos (42), Plateau (25), Rivers (16), Ebonyi (10), FCT(9), Abia (9), Ogun (9), Osun (7), Katsina (6), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Anambra (2), Akwa Ibom (2), Kano (1),” the NCDC said.

See the breakdown of cases by state below;

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 18,389 2,954 15,233 202
FCT 5,310 3,619 1,624 67
Oyo 3,194 1,195 1,961 38
Plateau 2,745 930 1,785 30
Edo 2,600 96 2,404 100
Kaduna 2,214 83 2,099 32
Rivers 2,191 66 2,067 58
Delta 1,768 117 1,603 48
Kano 1,728 70 1,604 54
Ogun 1,687 37 1,624 26
Ondo 1,561 131 1,398 32
Enugu 1,184 75 1,088 21
Ebonyi 1,030 14 986 30
Kwara 982 163 794 25
Katsina 819 338 457 24
Abia 816 96 712 8
Osun 802 31 754 17
Gombe 744 78 643 23
Borno 741 2 703 36
Bauchi 670 12 644 14
Imo 534 312 211 11
Benue 460 160 291 9
Nasarawa 438 128 298 12
Bayelsa 391 7 363 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Ekiti 287 29 253 5
Akwa Ibom 282 32 242 8
Niger 244 16 216 12
Adamawa 228 33 180 15
Anambra 223 23 181 19
Sokoto 159 0 142 17
Kebbi 93 3 82 8
Taraba 91 13 73 5
Cross River 83 2 73 8
Zamfara 78 0 73 5
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

 


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