Man Who Is a Car Mechanic Goes to Shop With His Baby After His Wife Left Him Over Health Challenges

Man Who Is a Car Mechanic Goes to Shop With His Baby After His Wife Left Him Over Health Challenges

  • A Nigerian man is the one looking after his baby because his wife reportedly left him shortly after she gave birth
  • The man is a car mechanic and has resorted to going to his workshop with the little one as there's no one else to babysit her
  • The baby, named Blessing, was seen in a photo shared online by Cornelius Ella, who was moved by the man's plight

A man resorted to caring for his baby at his workplace because his wife was unavailable to babysit her

The man is a car mechanic and usually takes the baby to the workshop, where she sits while her father works.

Nigerian mechanic caring for his baby.
The man takes his child to work and said his wife left him. Photo credit: Facebook/Conelius Ella.
Source: UGC

Mechanic takes his baby to work

The mechanic, James Emina, who works in Calabar, said his wife had left him five months ago. He noted that she had mental health issues.

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The baby is named Blessing and is said to be seven months old.

The touching story was shared on Facebook by Cornelius Ellah, the Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Cross River State (UNICROS).

Cornelius Ellah said he had gone to the mechanic's workshop to have his car fixed when he noticed the baby and decided to ask questions.

He stated:

"I got to the mechanic's workshop quite early, before the arrival of my mechanic and other mechanics at the workshop. I got there around 8.30 am. That was when I saw the mechanic and his baby. I didn't ask him any questions because I felt that the baby may not be there for long. Moreover, I felt that someone else would join him to assist in taking care of the baby.
"I left my car there and went to my office because my mechanic told me that it may take several hours to work on the car. When I went back to the workshop around 5pm, I noticed that the baby was still there. That was when I got more concerned about the baby and asked a few questions and got answers that prompted me to write a Facebook post and appeal for support for the baby."

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Ellah appealed for support for the father and his child.

Mechanic's wife has mental health challenges

Ellah said Emina shared that the woman had mental health challenges.

Ellah said:

"He didn't mention it the day I wrote a story on him and I didn't ask him. I only asked him the next day, when I went to give him the money I got on the baby's behalf. He explained that the baby's mom has mental health challenges. According to him, he has been making efforts to get her back to Calabar for admission at the psychiatric hospital."

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