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BREAKING: Nigeria enters worst recession in decades

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Nigeria has entered recession again, the worst economic decline in almost four decades.

In June, the World Bank warned that the collapse in oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic could dip the Nigerian economy into the worst situation since the 1980s.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Africa’s most populous country has now contracted by -2.48%.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the figures on Saturday.

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NBS said the GDP recorded a growth rate of –3.62% year-on-year in real terms in the third quarter of 2020.

The growth in Q3 2020 was slower by 5.90% points when compared to the third quarter of 2019 which recorded a real growth rate of 2.28% year on year.

The dismal performance in the quarter was caused by the restrictions to movement and economic activity due to coronavirus.

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The Q3 aggregate GDP stood at N39,089,460.61 million in nominal terms.

This was lower relative to growth recorded in the third quarter of 2019 by –9.91%.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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