In a meeting with member states of the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), Buhari was been appointed as a co-ordinator of the area’s response to COVID-19.
The meeting was held via a teleconference today to discuss the challenges and solutions to combat the spread of the disease.
In the same meeting, the president of ECOWAS called for debt relief to offset the inevitable economic impact the lockdowns and effects of the virus would have on its member states. This is due to the predicted emergence of slowing economic growth and uncertainty in the global markets.
At the same time, Nigeria grapples with the plummeting price of crude oil, which dropped to $-40 on Monday, the first time in history for the price to hit negative digits.