Covid-19 containment policies in Nigeria: the role of conflictual federal-state relations in the fight against the pandemic

Covid-19 containment policies in Nigeria: the role of conflictual federal-state relations in the fight against the pandemic

Author: 
Aniche, Ernest Toochi
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2021
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Responsibility: 
Iwuoha, Victor Chidubem, jt. author
Obi, Kelechukwu Charles, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Review of African Political Economy
Source: 
Review of African Political Economy, Volume 48, Number 169, 2021, pp. 442-451
ISSN: 
03056244
Abstract: 

This briefing explores how the administrative fight against Covid-19 in Nigeria, particularly the conflictual political economy of federalism in this mono-product/oil-dependent economy, has shaped the making and implementation of virus containment policies and strategies. The analysis shows that the disconnects between the federal and state governments have blocked a harmonised and coordinated containment response. Instead, the measures to manage the pandemic have worsened the already highly conflictual - as well as dependent and centripetal - intergovernmental fiscal relations between federal and state governments, and among state.

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CITATION: Aniche, Ernest Toochi. Covid-19 containment policies in Nigeria: the role of conflictual federal-state relations in the fight against the pandemic . Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group , 2021. Review of African Political Economy, Volume 48, Number 169, 2021, pp. 442-451 - Available at: http://library.au.int/covid-19-containment-policies-nigeria-role-conflictual-federal-state-relations-fight-against