Nigeria Approves 14-Day Paternity Leave For Civil Servants

Nigeria Approves 14-Day Paternity Leave For Civil Servants

By Emmanuel Cornelius | News Reporter on September 29, 2021
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The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, approved the right to 14-day paternity leave for male Federal civil servants to allow them bond with their new born babies.

Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of service of the Federation, made the development known to State House Correspondents shortly after the week’s virtual FEC meeting.

Folasade revealed that the decision was to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn.

According to her, the development applies to fathers of either natural-born or adopted children.

Yemi-Esan further explained that fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy the same gesture.

The FEC meeting was presided over by Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) as President Muhammadu Buhari has not made any public appearance since his reported return from the United States.

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