It is no longer news that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being harshly felt by many worldwide. Lots of lives have been lost especially in the United States, Italy and China the origin of the virus.
Bringing it closer home, Nigeria has not recorded so much deaths luckily as the federal and state governments in conjunction with the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 have had all hands on deck in the curb of the pandemic.
Recently, the economy had begun to recover gradually from the lockdown that lasted a few months and many people were happy to return to their normal lives especially economically.
However, the story is different for some who could not go back to their former jobs because they have been laid off.
There have been several reports of job losses from both big and small business establishment owing to loss of revenue after feeling the impact of the coronavirus worldwide.
Miss Janet Ekinabor, an administrative staff with an oil servicing firm in Lagos Mainland, is one of such as she has just been sacked from her job of over 5 years.
Speaking with our correspondence and wearing a sad look on her face, Janet said “I was so shocked when I received my letter of termination from my employer on Monday this week giving reasons that the company was going through a restructuring process after suffering major losses because of the COVID 19 pandemic. I don’t even know where to start from right now as my rent is almost due in two months’ time.”
Just last week Chevron stated that it had plans to lay off 10-15% of its workforce as measures to survive the impact of the pandemic.