The Benue State government has declared Friday of every week a work free day to enable workers in the state to go and work on their farms.
State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Chief Odeh Ageh, who made the announcement today, said the decision was approved by the 16th session of the state executive council meeting chaired by Governor Samuel Ortom.
Ageh explained that the idea would aid as many workers as possible to produce enough food to feed their families in the face of the current economic downturn which has made the regular payment of salaries a major challenge.
According to him, the work free day would commence from tomorrow, Friday, June 10 and would last till the end of July, 2016.
The commissioner also announced that the governor would proceed on a two-week vacation as part of his annual leave as from Monday, June 13 to work on his farm while his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, would act in his absence.