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Computer Village market operators claim N20b loss as lockdown order takes effect

Computer Village market operators claim N20b loss as lockdown order takes effect

Business
Though operators of the Computer Village market, Ikeja, Lagos may have complied with the state’s directive, which ordered the closure of some markets, they put the loss suffered by the market within the last three months at about N20 billion. Checks by The Guardian yesterday, showed full compliance, as all the entrance gates to the market were under lock and key. Some of the operators that spoke with The Guardian said their health remains a priority, “so we support the shut down of the market until things normalise. However, since the discovery of this pandemic and spread, almost three months now, we have lost billions of Naira.” Specifically, the Public Relations Officer, Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN) Olaifa Ademola, told The Guardian that ...
Companies, ICT firms go remote as COVID-19 spreads

Companies, ICT firms go remote as COVID-19 spreads

Economy
With no proven solution in sight yet, the tendencies that most organisations will operate remotely, by activating the work-from-home policy is gradually becoming inevitable. Already, global companies have started the work-from-home policy. This process is aimed at protecting their workforce against contracting the coronavirus, which has killed thousands of people across the globe. Companies including Alphabet, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple had since told their employees to work-from-home until the end of March or April. In Nigeria, as at press time, yesterday, there were 35 confirmed cases, out of which 32 are active, two people already discharged and one death recorded. Already, the Lagos state government has ordered civil servants in the state to stay at h...