Benue Govt. Declares Thursdays, Fridays As Holidays For Workers To Farm

The Benue State Government has declared Thursdays and Fridays as work-free days for workers in the state to be able to engage in farming activities till the end of July 2021.

This notification was contained in a memo signed by Samuel Udeh on behalf of the Head of Service, Veronica Onyeke titled, ‘Declaration of work-free days for public servants in the state to enhance farming to develop agricultural value chain in Benue State’.

It indicated that state governor, Samuel Ortom had approved Thursdays and Fridays work-free days.

“Accordingly, effective from Thursday, 17th June to 30th July 2021, Thursdays and Fridays have been declared as work-free days. Civil servants are hereby advised to take advantage of these days to engage in farming and other agricultural-related activities,” part of the memo read.

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The memo, however, stated that workers on essential services were exempted from the work-free days.

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