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Benue declares Fridays work free for civil servants to work on their farms

09 June 2016, 21:32

Makurdi - Civil servants in Benue State will no longer go to work on Fridays, reports NewsDay.

This is to enable them work on their farms.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the state governor, Samuel Ortom after the end of the State Executive Council .

Also read: Benue govt. will ensure no teachers’ salaries diverted: Ortom

Ortom said the decision was taken to enable as many workers as possible to produce food to feed their families in the current economic downturn which has made the regular payment of salaries a major challenge.

He, however, stated that the work free day would commence from Friday June 10 and would last until the end of July 2016.

The governor also announced that he would take a two-week vacation which was part of his annual leave from Monday, June 13 to work on his farm 

- News 24


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