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Journal VOL. 1 NO. 1, June. 2021, ISSN: 2811 - 2393

Women in Entrepreneurship Lessons from Covid-19 in Lagos State (2020)

Stella Toyosi Durowoju, Akeem Bakare, Yusuf Lawal



This study looked at how women entrepreneurs were able to cope during Covid-19 in the year 2020 with emphasis on women entrepreneurs operating in Ojo Local government of Lagos state who are into micro, small and medium business enterprises (MSMEs).  The methodology used to collect data was analytical reviews of the existing journal articles from reliable secondary data from Nigeria Bureau of statistics (NBS), internet, textbooks and other reliable sources where current information can be obtained on Covid-19 such as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Despite the negative effects experienced during the Covid-19, the Nigeria entrepreneurs looked inward to using the local raw materials in their production without relying on foreign content raw materials. This is a great achievement for productive activities and savings of foreign exchange to boost Nigeria economy.  This study recommends that though Federal government of Nigeria and other donor agencies in the year 2020 rendered some palliatives to support entrepreneurs through grants and zero or reduced interest rates, these supports should continue post Covid19.

Keywords: Covid-19; MSMEs; NCDC; NBS; Paliatives


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