- A Nigerian man who works as a sailor says he was away for six months and didn't know his girlfriend was getting married
- Tamuno-Opubo George says he graced the occasion after the fiance invited him, adding that his girlfriend was shocked to see him
- The man who narrated some challenges sailors face while being away from their spouses and loved ones said some are fathering kids that belong to other men
- According to him, one of his colleagues met his wife's lover in his house
A Nigerian sailor identified as Tamuno-Opubo George with the Twitter handle @GodsgreatG has recounted some of the challenges they face while being away from their spouses and loved ones.
The young man took to the microblogging site to disclose that he was away for six months and never knew his girlfriend was getting married to someone else.
He said it was the fiance that invited him to the wedding, adding that his girlfriend was shocked to see him at the ceremony.
Before disclosing his personal experience, George said one of his colleagues met his wife’s lover in his house.
He tweeted: "Having a chat with my colleagues about their kids. One said he came back from sea and his daughter asked him “who are you”.
"The other said his son wouldn’t let him carry him.
"One met his wife’s lover in his house. This is what sailors face, long time away from their families."
See his tweets below:
His post had some reactions from Nigerians.
@VivianIfiemi wrote: "Recently I and some youngsters went on a one-day road trip within our state and I overheard two g*rls talking about how they wish to enjoy the freedom of singlehood even when married, and they decided that sailors were the best people to marry for the kind of life they seek."
Another said sailors also have their own issues.
@didabliz commented: "The sailors too have their ish na, it's how my grandpa ended up with 3 wives. Not sure if there're other uncles and aunties still out there though."
A Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @sugarstick4life said her longest relationship was with a sailor, which is one of the reason she is still single.
She said some sailors have families in three different countries, adding that it takes a strong woman to stick to a sailor.
Another user with the handle @Femiomobolade wrote: "Sailors are really trying, got to see my uncle once in a year for a time period between 3-4weeks, then till the following year, he got married spent some month with his wife and only God knows when he will be back."
Below are other reactions:
In other news, a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @SamSoja has proposed to a lady he met on the microblogging site two years after sliding into her DM.
The lady identified with the Twitter handle @_Olayimika took to her page to make the disclosure on Tuesday, August 4.
She shared the screenshot of the conversation that turned out to be the beginning of their friendship.
The young man initiated a conversation on a Monday morning and admitted that he was sliding into her DM on Monday morning, a day that is generally known as the busiest day of the week.
After the young man's admission, @_Olayimika told him that his sliding into her DM on a Monday morning was a sign of goodness as if knowing that he would be engaging her two years later.
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