The Federal Government announced the commencement of a 14-working-day paternity leave for civil servants.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a circular on Monday.
“Government has also approved paternity leave for serving male officers whose spouse delivers a baby. The period of the leave shall be fourteen working days,” Yemi-Esan said.
“Where the family of a male officer adopts a child under four months old, the officer will similarly enjoy Paternity Leave for a period of fourteen working days.”
Yemi-Esan said that the paternity leave was in line with the provisions of the Public Service Rules, 2021 Edition.
She added that the request for such leave must be accompanied by the Expected Date of Delivery’s (EDD) report of the officer’s wife or evidence of approval of the adoption of the child by the relevant government bodies.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation also confirmed that the leave will take effect from Friday, November 25, 2022.