FEC approves 14-day paternity leave

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the right to 14-day paternity leave for male federal civil servants.

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 Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?gdpr=0&us_privacy=1—&client=ca-pub-2427099653703778&output=html&h=300&adk=2141876619&adf=667904977&pi=t.aa~a.1834861711~i.11~rp.4&w=360&lmt=1632941338&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=4779063894&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=360×300&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lindaikejisblog.com%2F2021%2F9%2Ffec-approves-14-day-paternity-leave-2.html&flash=0&fwr=1&pra=3&rh=275&rw=330&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&sfro=1&wgl=1&fa=27&adsid=ChEI8J3QigYQnKCvmuz6z-P1ARJIANb6–f_HDmdsuIzpWdCsAHfkd2i20CXm1D5ZBJwp9QAdR-PjxWPVKZC6d-rcfRrTsEM3o-_3IG2mKP_QA6_Td531XZtDI20&uach=WyJBbmRyb2lkIiwiOSIsIiIsIkluZmluaXggWDY1MEIiLCI5Mi4wLjQ1MTUuMTE1IixbXSxudWxsLG51bGwsbnVsbF0.&tt_state=W3siaXNzdWVyT3JpZ2luIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9hdHRlc3RhdGlvbi5hbmRyb2lkLmNvbSIsInN0YXRlIjo3fV0.&dt=1632941338638&bpp=42&bdt=5798&idt=-M&shv=r20210922&mjsv=m202109220101&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D6f62d75ac2f0c0c6-2251d019a8c80035%3AT%3D1622665487%3ART%3D1622665487%3AS%3DALNI_MZ85Ep3SvTaGfc8Juk8Onrd6Hwi6g&prev_fmts=0x0&nras=2&correlator=3058283938225&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1187515804.1622665486&ga_sid=1632941336&ga_hid=1295657657&ga_fc=0&u_tz=60&u_his=5&u_h=800&u_w=360&u_ah=800&u_aw=360&u_cd=24&adx=0&ady=970&biw=360&bih=664&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=44750576%2C31062423%2C31062935%2C21067496&oid=3&pvsid=1234461674413978&pem=777&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lindaikejisblog.com%2F&eae=0&fc=1408&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C360%2C0%2C360%2C664%2C360%2C664&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&fu=1152&bc=31&jar=2021-09-29-07&ifi=2&uci=a!2&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=hLcEvowAf7&p=https%3A//www.lindaikejisblog.com&dtd=234

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

Yemi-Esan further explained that fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also be entitled to paternity leave.

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