The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has created unprecedented challenges to governance and the enjoyment of human rights. Across Africa and the developing world, COVID-19 has created an emergency humanitarian and human rights situation, especially in countries with little investments in the health sector. The pandemic has further exposed the underlying issues of inequalities and poverty which hitherto have had roots within and across countries".
In response to the pandemic, governments and health authorities have imposed restrictions on movements and assemblies which have had massive impacts on national and global economies. The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has made efforts at containing the virus. At national and state levels, governments have put in place financial and institutional measures such as setting up testing infrastructures, Treatment Centres, initiated processes towards identifying a vaccine for the cure of the virus and instituting cash transfer and palliatives for the poor and needy”.