Men Get 14-day Paternity Leave When Their Wives Deliver

The Federal Executive Council has approved 14 days as for husbands whose wives put to bed, to allow them bond with their new-born babies.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this after Wednesday virtual FEC meeting presided over by Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Yemi-Esan said the leave 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.

The Head of Service further explained that fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also enjoy this gesture.

The clamour for paternity leave has lingered on for a long time.

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