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Nigeria celebrates seafarers in difficult times

Nigeria celebrates seafarers in difficult times

Economy
Chukwu Obi, a crew on board a liner vessel, left home early March 2020, for a voyage that was originally scheduled to last for 35 days. Based on the initial plan in the contract he signed with the shipping company, he was supposed to return to his pregnant wife, who was due to put to bed by mid-April; sadly, he was at sea when his first child came into this world. But based on the restriction of movement occasioned by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, Obi is uncertain when he will be able to see his son born almost two months ago. Obi’s case is similar to many other seafarers, who are caught in the gale of the pandemic, which does not allow them to see their loved ones. This is one of the many reasons stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry decided to celebra...