The Benue State Government has declared Friday every week a work free day. The decision was taken at the State Executive Council on Thursday.
The day was declared free to enable workers work on their farms.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who chaired the meeting explained that the objective was to enable as many workers as possible to produce food to feed their families in the current economic downturn which has made the regular payment of salaries a major challenge.
He announced that the work free day would commence from Friday, June 10, and would last till the end of July, 2016.
A statement by the state commissioner of Information, Odeh Ageh, on Thursday, said Mr. Ortom also announced that he would take a two-week vacation which was part of his annual leave from Monday, June 13th to work on his farm while the Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, would act on his behalf during the period.