Nigeria’s Policy Response to COVID-19 Pandemic provides an insightful discussion of how the Nigerian government and its people fought the battle against the coronavirus pandemic which claimed over 6 million deaths and over 468 million confirmed cases globally as of 20 March 2022. Like many other countries, Nigeria faced many challenges implementing its policy response particularly the lockdown policy which was economically devastating and socially dislocating. Generally, the book assessed Nigeria’s experience in the implementation of its policy response at both national and sub-national levels in relation to few other countries.
Isaac Nnamdi Obasi, is a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Abuja. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Ibadan where he won the Sir Isaac Dina Memorial Prize as the best Political Science Student in the area of Public Administration. He holds the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in the same area. He taught earlier at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto; UNN, and University of Botswana. Among his books are Local Government Policy Making and Execution in Nigeria (1998, with Prof. Nuhu O. Yaqub); and Private Higher Education and Public Policy in Africa: A Contrasting Case of Nigeria and Botswana (2008).