A 14-day paternity leave for male Federal civil servants has been approved by The Federal Executive Council (FEC).
This according to The Nation, is to enable fathers bond with their infants at the early stage of the child’s life.
This was disclosed to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, September 29, by the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, after the week’s virtual FEC meeting presided over by vice president, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Dr Yemi-Esan, this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and the newborn, either natural-born or adopted, especially at the early stages of the child’s life.
The head of service further explained that fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture.