Henceforth fathers of new born babies in the employ of the Federal Government of Nigeria will be granted 14 day days leave.
The privilege was one of the resolutions reached on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Briefing newsmen after Council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the 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 females civil servants.
Yemi -Esan further explained that adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture.