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COVID-19 opportunity to turn Nigeria around – Osinbajo

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has doused the fears of many Nigerians as the country continues to battle Coronavirus pandemic.

Osinbajo, on Saturday said contrary to reports, Nigeria economy will come out of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vice President said this during his interaction at the 2020 edition of ‘The Platform’, themed “Nigeria’s battle against COVID-19.”

According to him, this difficult time had offered significant opportunities for Nigeria to turn thing around.

“Nigeria will get through this much stronger economically and much stronger as a people because of our resilience.

“There are a lot of challenges but they offer significant opportunities for us to turn things around.

“I am very confident that Nigerians, with our resilience, our strength and our innovation, we will go through this in great shape,” he said.

There is increasing rate of death and confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

As of Saturday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, recorded 17 deaths bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 85.

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Also, the total number of confirmed cases has passed the 2,000 mark.

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