FEC Approves 14-Day Paternity Leave For Civil Servants

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has granted male civil servants the right to enjoy a 14-day paternity leave to allow them to bond with their newborn infants.

This was disclosed to State House Correspondents on Wednesday by the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, after the week’s virtual FEC meeting, presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She said this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn baby, either natural-born or adopted, especially at the early stages of the child’s life.

Dr Yemi -Esan further explained that adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture.

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