Less than a week after assuming the throne, Saudi Arabia’s new king has given all state employees a bonus two months’ salary.
King Salman made the call to give two months’ pay to all state employees and pensions to retired government workers during a series of decrees he read aloud on state television.
It is a move which has been warmly accepted by citizens, happy they have a sixth more of their annual salary in their back pocket.
“Dear people: You deserve more and whatever I do will not be able to give you what you deserve,” King Salman wrote on his official Twitter account.
The man leading the world’s largest country of oil exports also asked citizens to not forget him in their prayers. King Salman assumed power upon the death of King Abdullah.