Covid-19: AMJON Charges Maritime Practitioners To Adhere To Safety Rules, Calls For Support From Agencies

 The Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) has charged its members, colleagues and all stakeholders in the maritime industry to keep to the safety rules of shunning large crowd, self-distancing, personal hygiene and self-isolation if the need arises. This was conveyed in a statement issued in Lagos by the president of AMJON, Mr. Paul Ogbuokiri. Ogbuokiri also appealed to multinationals and government agencies in the maritime sector to extend safety facilities like sanitizers, hand gloves and even financial support to help other stakeholders, especially journalists who are constantly and practically involved in everyday activities to keep the stakeholders and other Nigerians duly informed. Explaining further, he said that at this critical time, the maritime media is mostly needed alongside medical personnel, who  are on the field discharging their social functions of informing the Nigeria public of the pandemic and various safety measures to curtail the pandemic. The statement reads in part: "AMJON wants to called on the NPA, NIMASA, NCS, NSC, CRFFN, terminal operators, shipping companies, freight forwarding associations and Customs Brokers to rally round all stakeholders, especially the media  to aid them discharge their functions effectively, but at the same time stay alive for  their families and the nation at large" Ogbuokiri nevertheless appreciated the efforts of both the federal government and some states in their bid to curtail the further spread of the virus. "We appreciate the efforts of the federal government and some states government in their bid to contain the spread of this virus.

At this time, its very important to always check on our friends,  colleagues, clients, brothers and sisters , not leaving out our stakeholders and business partners as a way of being our brothers and sisters keepers. For sure, there is hope in the horizon that we shall all come out stronger as a nation" he concluded.