According to Nigeria's Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the board will assess the impact of the outbreak on the nation's 2020 budget.
The committee is made up of;
- the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed,
- Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva,
- Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba,
- Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The economic impact of coronavirus
The Nigeria stock market has also been hit, losing the most in almost a decade as sell-off persists. The Stock's All Share Index declined by 4.9%.
As the outbreak continues to spread across the world with two confirmed cases in Nigeria, analysts predict a toll on Nigeria's export earnings.