Nigerian Government has approved 14-days paternity leave for civil servants in the country.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved 14-day paternity leave for male federal civil servants to allow them to bond with their infants.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclose this on Wednesday after the week’s virtual FEC meeting presided over by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Yemi-Esan explained that henceforth, male federal civil servants will be entitled to a 14-day paternity leave like their female counterparts.
She said, this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn baby especially at the early stage of the child’s life, which was hitherto enjoyed by only females civil servants.
Yemi-Esan further explained that adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture.
KanyiDaily recalls that Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi had approved six months maternity leave for nursing mothers in the state public service.