Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has announced that female civil servants in the state will get six months for maternity leave.
In a Twitter post after he was sworn for a second term on Wednesday, the governor explained that the initiative was to ensure that children were adequately cared for, well-fed and receive all the nutrients they would need within the first six months of their lives. He wrote:
”I am pleased to announce that just yesterday, our State Executive Council approved six months maternity leave for our female public servants. This encourages the healthy development of infants through prolonged Bosom feeding, among other benefits.”