FG approves paternity leave for civil servants
THE Federal Government has approved the right to 14-day paternity leave for male civil servants.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, announced this today while briefing State House reporters after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
She said this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn, either natural-born or adopted, especially at the early stages of the child’s life.
Mrs. Yemi -Esan said fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture approved for federal civil servants.