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.