Change is the only thing that is constant in life. Since the first confirmed case of the dreaded coronavirus in Nigeria on February 27, 2020, the ways of lives of Nigerians have never remained the same again and Legit.ng offered Nigerians its shoulders to lean on.
The weekly owambe parties Nigerians are known for during the weekends that ranged from weddings and burial ceremonies, child christenings to birthday parties, and lots more was one of the worst-hit by the lockdown. Many party vendors like the caterer, event decorators, asoebi merchants, makeup artists, singers, MC, drink vendors name them lost their livelihood to the pandemic.
Another sector gravely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is the education sector as children have been stuck to their parents at home. Many parents have turned to emergency teachers while some schools in the urban areas adopted the online teaching method which is very alien to Nigerians. Legit.ng went to town to ask how well students are coping with the new system of education, here is the result below:
The day-to-day activities of Nigerians become controlled, men and women could no longer go about their money-making ventures as they used to, many breadwinners could no longer provide for their families as they have been doing.
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Legit.ng knowing how difficult the time is asked Nigerians on the toughest rule laid down by the NCDC they found difficult to adhere to and the majority mentioned social distance.
The pandemic changed the way people relate to one another. It affects our way of life, what we eat, what we wear, and where we go. People live from hand to mouth and the security of lives and properties were also threatened by the hungry youths.
Many were lucky to be able to work from home but this came with its own challenges too. Nigerians spoke to Legit.ng the greatest challenge they faced working from home and it was not even distraction by family members as many had expected but the lack of electricity and poor data connection.
Nigerians known to be very religious people could no longer go to their various places of worship, churches, mosques and traditional worship centres have been under lock and keys.
While religious leaders were asking for worship centers to be opened, Nigerians gave diverse reactions as they spoke with Legit.ng reporter on the streets.
A Nigerian man was specifically not happy with the way pastors treat their members/followers. He vents his anger to Legit.ng below:
All through these trying times in the history of the world and Nigeria at large, Legit.ng was and still is with Nigerians. From feeling the pulses of the masses on how they are coping with the new way of life to asking them how they want the government to come to their aids in this trying time.
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