You Can Now Work Only 3 Days A Week, Rochas Okorocha Declares To Imo Workers

Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rochas Okorocha speaks during the presidential primary of the party in Lagos on December 11, 2014. Members of Nigeria's main opposition party voted through the night to choose a candidate to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan at next year's elections, with a result expected later on December 11. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI  
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that civil servants in the state are to work for only three days a week while the remaining two days will be  for other pursuits  to sustain their families.

Okorocha made the declaration on Friday while addressing newsmen at his residence in Owerri.

According to him, those that will not be involved in the  arrangement are hospital workers, teachers, fire service personnel and other essential workers.

He pointed out that after the payment of outstanding salaries for the months of May, June and July, workers in the state would begin to receive their salaries as and when due.

Chief Okorocha also said that he was considering calls from several quarters to drop the free education programme which he started at the inception of his administration.