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Civil Servants Get 2 Days Weekly To Farm In Bayelsa




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The Bayelsa State government has introduced a policy to improve food security in the state.

The government has allocated two farming days each week for civil servants.

The directive was introduced by the Bayelsa State Civil Service Commission and endorsed by Governor Douye Diri.

The regular weekly work days for workers from Grade level 14 and below have now been reduced to three.


The policy will take effect on April 29, 2024, and last for six months.

According to a circular signed by the Bayelsa State Head of Service, Biobelemoye Charles-Onyeama, the initiative aims to promote agricultural activities among government employees.

The focus is to enhance food production across the state and ensure that our workers contribute directly to food security,” Charles-Onyeama stated.


However, essential service providers such as teachers and medical personnel are exempted from the directive to ensure critical services remain uninterrupted.

Governor Diri expressed optimism about the positive impact of the initiative on the state’s agricultural productivity.

By allocating dedicated time for farming, we are taking a proactive step towards self-sufficiency in food production, which is crucial for our state’s sustainability,” Governor Diri noted.