In a breaking news today, FEC Approve 14-day Paternity Leave For Male Civil Servants. The new 14 days paternity leave for new born babies was a product of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the State House, Abuja, today, Wednesday, September 29 which was presided by the VP Prof Yemi Osibanjo in absence of Buhari.
retd. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who according to a presidency source, went into isolation “after he returned from New York” where he attended the 76th UNGA.
At the meeting FEC meeting, A 14-day paternity leave for male Federal civil servants has been approved by The Federal Executive Council (FEC), to enable them father’s of the newborn bond with their infants at the early stage of the child’s life.
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.
She said this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn, either natural-born or adopted, especially at the early stages of the child’s life.
Mrs. Yemi -Esan further explained that fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture.