Jubilation as federal government approves paternity leave for workers

Jubilation as federal government approves paternity leave for workers

- Male workers of the National Information Technology Development Agency will now enjoy paternity leave

- The new policy contained in employee-centric and scheme of service was approved by the federal government

- The announcement was made by Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the minister of communications

PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

Paternity leave has been approved for the staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) by the federal government.

Daily Trust reports that Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, made the announcement on Tuesday, March 9, in Abuja.

Pantami speaking at the presentation of NITDA’s employee-centric and scheme of service noted that the documents present a holistic approach to the development of the agency and employees.

Jubilation as FG approves paternity leave for federal agency
FG has approved paternity leave for the staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Photo credit: @FMoCDENigeria
Source: Twitter

According to the minister, this also serves as a veritable tool for making the agency more functional.

Read also

NYSC management sacks over 30 senior officials, gives reason

He said the new scheme also includes the introduction of compassionate leave, awards, staff homeownership loan, among other benefits.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that female workers in the employment of the Ekiti state government would be enjoying 180 days as their maternity leave.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Yinka Oyebode, the chief press secretary to Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The governor said that this was in line with his administration’s determination to key into global best practices that would improve the quality of lives of the citizens.

In another development, the federal government has directed all the civil workers from grade level 12 and below to continue working from home.

The directive was announced on Thursday, March 4, by Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of Civil Service of the Federation in a statement from Abdulganiyu Aminu, Director Press, and Public Relations, office of the HOCSF.

Read also

Minimum wage: FG can't impose its salary structure on states - Prominent APC governor

According to Yemi-Esan, the latest directive which is till the end of March was in adherence to the advice of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

-----

Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a Legit.ng journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.

Source: Legit

Online view pixel