Kaduna State Government Extends Maternity Leave Period For New Mothers

Few hours after he was sworn-in as the Governor of Kaduna state for second term, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has announced that female civil servants in the state will now enjoy six months maternity leave. The governor in a tweet yesterday announced that the Kaduna State Executive Council has approved additional three months to make six months maternity leave for all new mothers in the state.

El-Rufai who made the announcement in a tweet explained that the decision was agreed on to encourage healthy development of infants through prolonged breastfeeding, among other benefits.

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Read his tweet below: 

I am pleased to announce that just yesterday, our State Executive Council approved six months maternity leave for our female public servants.

This encourages the healthy development of infants through prolonged breastfeeding, among other benefits.

See original tweet below:

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