Business Studies

Business Studies

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Small and Medium Scale Businesses in Nigeria

Volume: 56  ,  Issue: 1 , July    Published Date: 24 July 2020
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 84  ,  Download: 42
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100561720201305

Authors

# Author Name
1 Imanche Sunday Adiyoh
2 Tian Ze
3 Tasinda Odette Tougem
4 Salisu Gidado Dalibi

Abstract

As the world is struggling to fight off the COVID-19 pandemic, counties are witnessing unprecedented economic slowdowns and shutdowns. In Nigeria, the financial crisis is affecting the stability of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). As the pandemic continues to ravage the country, SMEs are struggling to survive due to the decline in the production volumes and harsh market conditions. Our findings revealed that the cessation of movement, the reduction in consumer spending power, and decrease in imports is negatively affecting Nigerian SMEs. However, there are government policies set in place to protect SMEs, but there is a need for more efforts and interventions to enable them to survive the consequence of the pandemic. However, SMEs should be more proactive in adapting to this new situation.

Keywords

  • COVID-19; Pandemic; Economic; Nigeria; Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
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