Friday, November 11

Benue state government declares Fridays as public holiday

Benue state government declares Fridays as public holiday

Samuel Ortom

Benue state government declares Fridays as public holiday


– The Benue state government has declared every Friday as public holiday in the state

– The state government said the declaration is to enable civil servants harvest their farm produce on such days

– The state also said the declaration will be effective from November 11 to the end of January 2016

The Benue state government has declared Fridays as wrok free days starting from November 11.

The state government said declaring such work free days will enable civil servants begin harvest on their different farms.

The state said its worker should use the last working day of the week for farming in the face of dwindling economy which made it difficult for the administration to pay salaries

This decision was made after the governor Samuel Ortom presided over a state executive meeting in the state.

A statement by the special adviser to the governor on media and ICT Tahav Agerzua said the state executive already approved that Fridays become work free days.

This, Agerzua said it take effect from November 11 to the end of January 2017, to enable civil servants harvest the farm produce.

He also said, the council, however, exempted some workers in education sector, maintaining that the school calendar should be allowed to run normally.

Meanwhile, a Lagos based lawyer had earlier sued the Nigerian over ‘unlawful’ declaration of public holidays in Nigeria.

The lawyer Malcom Omirhobo asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to decalre the rescheduling of public holidays in Nigeria as illegal.

Omirhobo also joined the Attorney General of the Federation and the minister of interior as defendants in the suits filed before the court.

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