It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had issued a directive restricting the movement of people - excluding those on essential service - with effect from 11pm on Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun States, as a response to the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In the review week, the benchmark AFEX Commodities Index (ACI) rallied by 1.80% WtD to close at 161.65 points, indicating an increase in the overall market performance. Soybean led the pack as it rose by 4.6% due to a resurgence in the volume of demand witnessed on the exchange while Paddy Rice remained neutral.
Equities market closed today on a negative note, as NSEASI depreciated by -2.43% to close at 21,330.79 points as against +0.48% appreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -20.53%.