In Benue, Governor Ortom Declares Fridays a Work-Free for Farming


The Benue State Government has declared every Friday a work-free day to enable workers in the state to work on their farms.

The state Commissioner for Information, Chief Odeh Ageh, stated this
in a statement he issued in Makurdi, on Thursday, stating that the
decision was taken at the state executive council meeting, held on

The commissioner explained that the objective was to enable as many
workers as possible to produce food to feed their families considering
the current economic downturn, which had made regular payment of
salaries a major challenge.

READ MORE:   JUST IN: Rev.Fr J. Inalegwu Quits Catholic Priesthood

He announced that the work-free day would commence from Friday, June 10 and would last till the end of July.

He stated further that the state governor had 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, while the deputy governor, Mr
Benson Abounu would act on his behalf during the period.

READ MORE:   BREAKING: Again, Police Arrest Terwase Akwaza 'GHANA' Gangs With DANGEROUS Weapons In Benue (See Their Names & Weapons)

The commissioner also approved the interdiction of the Special
Adviser on Special Duties, Mr Joseph Kyaagba, who was being investigated
in connection with the murder of the Senior Special Assistant on
Special Security, late Denen Igbana.

It directed the Special Adviser on Economic Matters, Dr Bem Mellabu,
to oversee the office of Special Duties in addition to his portfolio.

READ MORE:   Wait! Is Funke Akindele 'JENIFER' 39,40 Or 44? [SEE HER REAL AGE]

The meeting also approved the appointment of the wife of the
deceased, Mrs Martha Hembadoon Igbana, as a Special Assistant to the
Governor on Community Relations.

 Source: Nigerian Tribune



About Queen Doosh

I am Queen Winifred Dooshima. A graduate of Library and Information Science, in both first and second degree. I am spontaneous and straightforward. A business woman par-excellence. Owner of blog which is primarily focused with creating and disseminating credible information in this era of Information explosion. Our news covers both Local and International news. My goal is to succeed!

Recommended for you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *