The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has directed that the civil servants in the state to vacate for the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 22, 2017.
They will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.
According to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, workers on essential duties were exempted from this development.
The release also said that government gives workers in the state workforce reasonable time every Christmas to enable them celebrate with their loved ones.
"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."