Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has reported it was shutting down its national secretariat and annex offices for two weeks in the first instance, starting from March 25.
The President General, Mr Adewale Adeyanju, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.
He said that they would only offer skeletal essential services to the general public during the period.
According to him, the move is part of efforts to further safeguard the lives of members, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria held a combined meeting of its National Administrative Council (NAC) and Central Working Committee (CWC) to deliberate on issues of national interest.
“Amongst issues discussed is the recent pandemic spread of the COVID-19 which has brought many governments to standstill and lockdowns.
“This lock down of movement of people is to reduce contact and spread of the disease, consequently, social gathering of more than twenty people at a time has been banned and such sundry methods put in place.
“We announce the closure of our national secretariat and its annex offices for the first instance of two weeks starting from March 25.
“However, skeletal essential services will still be offered the general public,” he said.
Adeyanju also announced the indefinite postponement of the union’s National Executive Council meeting which had earlier been billed for March 27.
He announced the recent promotion of Mr Erazua Oniha as Deputy Secretary General, Education, Research and media.