BREAKING: Buhari's Govt Approves Paternity Leave for Nigerian Workers, Reveals Duration

BREAKING: Buhari's Govt Approves Paternity Leave for Nigerian Workers, Reveals Duration

  • Nigerian fathers who are civil servants will henceforth get the time to bond with their new-born babies
  • This is as the federal government has approved a two-week paternity leave for government workers
  • The decision was announced on Wednesday, September 29, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja

The Nigerian government on Wednesday, September 29, approved a 14-day paternity leave for civil servants.

This was approved during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Cable reports.

Buhari in live broadcast
The federal government said the leave will help fathers bond with their newborn babies (Photo: Aso Rock Villa)
Source: Facebook

Explaining the motive behind the decision, Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of the civil service of the federation, said paternity leave will allow fathers to bond with their newborn babies or adopted children.

Yemi-Esan stressed that it is vital for newborn or adopted babies to properly bond with their fathers.

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Meanwhile, paternity leave had been approved for the staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) by the government.

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 presented a holistic approach to the development of the agency and employees.

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

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

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

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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 had directed all the civil workers from grade level 12 and below to continue working from home.


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