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Regional News of Thursday, 15 October 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Maternity leave now 6 months in Kaduna state

Hajiya Aisha-Ummi El-Rufai, wife of Kaduna State Governor, has described the extension of maternity leave for civil servants from three months to six months as an investment in human capital development.

Mrs El-Rufai, who is the Chairperson, Kaduna State Nutrition Emergency Action Plan, stated this yesterday, October 14, 2020 at a two-day stakeholder’s validation meeting on the Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Bill provides for six months of maternity leave for women and proposes two weeks paternity leave for husbands who work in public service.

According to her, the government was translating the pronouncement of the approved six months of maternity leave into law to ensure sustainability.

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