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FEC Approves 14-day Paternity Leave

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The leave is to enable proper bonding between the father and a newborn, especially at the early stages of the child’s life.



A 14-day paternity leave for male Federal civil servants has been approved by The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, September 29, to enable them 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.

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