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.