'Compliments': Delight as Govt Extends Christmas Holiday, Declares 14-Day Break

'Compliments': Delight as Govt Extends Christmas Holiday, Declares 14-Day Break

  • Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River has approved a 14-day Christmas holiday for all civil servants in the state, effective from Wednesday, December 20
  • This is contained in a statement by Governor Otu's chief press secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, and made available to the press
  • Legit.ng reports that the governor enjoined the workers to use the opportunity to spend quality time with their families and also be actively involved in the annual Calabar carnival

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Calabar, Cross River state - The Governor of Cross River state, Bassey Otu, has approved an extended holiday for civil servants in the state.

The governor, in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 19, by his chief press secretary (CPS), Emmanuel Ogbeche, approved Wednesday, December 20th to Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, as holidays, except for those on essential duties, Africa Independent Television (AIT) reported.

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Workers in Cross River state will go on a 14-day break. Photo credit: @officialspbo
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Cross River: Otu declares 14-day Christmas holiday

The governor urged the civil servants to use the opportunity to spend quality time with their families, while also being actively involved in the Calabar Carnival activities.

He reiterated the commitment of his administration to provide a quality and conducive environment for all citizens and residents of the state while wishing them a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, Premium Times noted.

Police arrest Cross Rivers politician 'over scam'

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian police authorities confirmed the arrest of Wilfred Bonse and three other suspects involved in the cybercrime perpetrated against Patricia Technologies scammed to the tune of N607 million.

Bonse is a former Cross River gubernatorial candidate, who contested for the position of the state governor in the 2023 elections on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

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Gunmen kidnap Cross River monarch

In another related news, Legit.ng reported that gunmen abducted a traditional ruler in the Akpabuyo local government area (LGA) of Cross River state in a fresh attack.

The monarch, Etiyin Maurice Edet, was abducted by armed men who invaded his residence on Sunday night, December 10.

Protest hits UNICAL over school fees hike

Meanwhile, several students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) on Monday, December 4, staged a protest over the increment of tuition fees by the institution's management.

The increased fees for newcomers, returning students, and final-year students in non-science programmes are N111,000, N91,500, and N114,000.

Source: Legit.ng

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