The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has directed the civil and public servants in the state to return to five-working days as against three days earlier announced.
Obaseki had, in June after the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government, reduced working days from five to three days.
The governor disclosed this in a circular dated September 29, and signed by the Permanent Secretary, General Services, for the Head of Service, Mrs Priscillia Aziegbemhin.
He said the government decided to reverse to five work days a week after putting in place measures to alleviate the transport plight of Edo residents occasioned by the hike in the price of petroleum products.
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Governor Obaseki had, on September 11, commenced a free bus ride for workers.
But a resident, who simply introduced himself as John, said though the gesture was commendable, the buses were too few to take care of the transportation needs of the people.