Chris Steven, Abuja
Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State has declared 18 days Christmas holidays for Imo workers “to enable them have a wonderful celebration of the yuletide with their loved ones”.
A statement by Sam Onwuemeodo,Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said the state’s workers will proceed on holiday on Friday, December 22, 2017 and resume work on Monday, January 8, 2018.
However, workers on essential duties were exempted from the holidays, the statement said.
Okorocha also said that government gives workers in the state workforce reasonable time every Christmas to enable them celebrate with their loved ones.
According to him, “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.”