FG Grants Male Civil Servants 14 Days Paternity Leave

FG Grants Male Civil Servants 14 Days Paternity Leave
FG Grants Male Civil Servants 14 Days Paternity Leave

Male civil servants have been granted 14 days paternity leave by federal executive council (FEC) from now henceforth.

FEC gave the approval Wednesday’s meeting presided over by Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president,

Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of civil service of the federation, in a press conference with State House Correspondents at the end of their weekly meeting explained that paternity leave would allow fathers to properly bond with their newborn babies or adopted children.

READ ALSO:   President Buhari Swears-in Minister` Of State For Housing

According to her, it is important for newborns or adopted babies to properly bond with their fathers at the early stage.

The development is coming months after the federal government approved paternity leave for staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Speaking at an unveiling ceremony for the presentation of NITDA’s employee-centric conditions of service, held in Abuja, Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, said the development was in line with the new service scheme for workers at the agency.

READ ALSO:   Abia Senatorial Candidate woos support of Ukwa electorate

Prior to the approval for NITDA staff in March 2021, there was no provision for paternity leave for civil servants, while female employees are entitled to three months of maternity leave.

Disclaimer: infonte9ja.com shall not be liable to Opinions, Articles or Features that doesn't emanate from any of its staff and management. We also wish to reiterate that such personal or sponsored opinion, article or feature does not reflect the views of the publishers of infonet9ja.com, but the writer's
For publication of your news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials, please send to infonetnews9ja@gmail.com | For Advert and other info, you can call 09061217047 or send a WhatsApp Message to 09061217047

The House of Representatives had, in 2018, rejected a bill seeking to grant paternity leave to married men.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.