- Governor Rochas Okorocha has granted civil servants in Imo state, Christmas holiday for 18 days
- Imo state workers will vacate for the holidays on Friday, December 22, 2017, and resume Monday, January 8, 2018
- The governor in a statement said workers on essential duties were exempted
Governor Rochas Okorocha has directed civil servants in Imo state to vacate for the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 22, 2017, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the workers will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Okorocha in a statement by the chief press secretary Sam Onwuemeodo, said workers on essential duties were exempted from this development.
The statement further said that government gives civil servants reasonable time every Christmas to enable them celebrate with their loved ones.
He said: “Government has paid salary to workers in the state up to December to enable them also enjoy the Christmas. This is to wish them a blissful yuletide.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that there was an air of celebration in Imo state as Governor Rochas Okorocha approved the payment of two month’s salaries to workers in the state.
The Punch reports that this was contained in the statement released on Wednesday, December 20, by the state commissioner for information, Nnamdi Obiaraeri.
He said the governor made this move so that workers in the state would have a seamless Christmas celebration.
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