- The FG has approved the commencement of a 14-working-day paternity leave for federal civil servants
- Folasade Yemi-Esan disclosed this in a circular with ref no: HCSF/SPSO/ODD/NCE/RR/650309/3, dated November 25, 2022
- She said the request for such leave should be accompanied by the Expected Date of Delivery’s report of the officer’s wife
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In what will come as thrilling news for federal civil servants, the federal government has approved the commencement of 14 working-day paternity leave.
This was disclosed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, in a November 25 circular with ref no: HCSF/SPSO/ODD/NCE/RR/650309/3, Punch Newspaper reports.
The circular was titled “Computation of Leave Based on Working Days and Approval of Paternity Leave in the Public Service."
According to the circular, the latest development is in line with the provisions of the Public Service Rules, 2021 Edition, that the computation of all leave shall be based on working days, Daily Trust reports.
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“Government has also approved Paternity Leave for serving male officers whose spouse delivers a baby. The period of the leave shall be 14 working days. The leave shall not be more than once in two years, and for a maximum of four children.
“Where the family of a male officer adopts a child under four months old, the officer will similarly enjoy Paternity Leave for a period of 14 working days."
According to the head of service, a request for such leave shall be accompanied by the Expected Date of Delivery’s (EDD) report of the officer’s wife or evidence of approval of the adoption of the child by the relevant government bodies.
The effective date of the circular was November 25, 2022.
Anglican Bishop berates political class over jumbo pay, demand for pensions
Meanwhile, the bishop, Anglican Diocese of the Niger West, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Johnson Ekwe has berated members of the National Assembly and the political leadership for allegedly exhibiting high-level insensitivity towards the plights of the people that elect them into power.
The bishop expressed worry that Nigerian politicians receive jumbo pay, and some of them demand life pensions at a time the country is faced with hunger, joblessness and insecurity.
The prelate spoke with Legit.ng regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, on Sunday, November 13, 2022, on the occasion of 112 Anniversary celebration of the Cathedral Church of St. Gabriel, Umueri, Anambra East LGA of Anambra state.
He suggested that monies paid to politicians in Nigeria should be drastically cut and reduced to raise funds to create jobs and fight insecurity.