Political Economy of Covid-19 and the Global Health Security in Africa: The Experience of Nigeria

Marcel, Jachin Anyiam


The explosion and outbreak of COVID-19 in the world as well as Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. The frequency of the spread of COVID-19 across the continents of the world was massive and enormous. The study examines the political economy of COVID-19 and the Global Health security in Africa: the experience of Nigeria. This study uses secondary sources of data as its data collection. The study adopted liberal institutionalism as a theoretical framework of analysis. The following findings were discovered as the impacts of the COVID-19 in Nigeria. These are as follows: businesses in Nigeria were affected as the Federal Government of Nigeria announced country’s nation-wide lockdown, economic situation of Nigeria was worsened and poverty rate in Nigeria was heightened. The study advanced the following recommendations: Nigeria’s health sector should properly be equipped with modern day technology; Nigeria’s medical personnel should be totally and holistically trained and retrained.

Keywords: Political Economy, Covid-19, Health Security.

DOI: 10.7176/IAGS/96-03

Publication date:August 31st 2022

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