FG approves paternity leave for civil servants


The Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has today has approved paternity leave for Federal civil servants in the country.

Briefing newsmen after Council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, explained that henceforth, male federal civil servants will be entitled to a 14-day paternity leave like their female counterparts.

She said, this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn baby especially at the early stage of the child’s life, which was hitherto enjoyed by only female civil servants.

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