International CSO Hails Nigeria For Parternity Leave Implementation

WCRWi Commend Nigeria For Parternity leave Implemntation.

The workers and child rights writers international(WCRWi) has applauded the Nigerian Federal government in West Africa for implementing paternity leave for workers.

WCRWi is happy that Nigeria has accepted to be among countries having considerations for men and it shows her commitment to gender equality.

WCRWi hopes that the Nigerian government will consider more reason financial attachment to the policy.

WCRWi points to the following countries, which have policies that either reserve longer paid leave for fathers or provide financial incentives for fathers to take longer leaves, which benefits fathers’ long-term involvement in their children’s development: Germany, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Republic of Korea, and Sweden.

WCRWi particularly commend the Nigerian head of service of the federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan for keeping to the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure implementation of decent work agenda and safety, health and a world of work that will not only increase productivity, but spark keep workers excited at at work places.

Nigeria had approved fourteen days paternity leave for men in the public service, whose spouse delivers a baby.

The goverent added that the period of the leave shall be tourteen working days. The leave shall not be more than once in two years, and for a maximum of four children.

A circular by the head of service of the federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan says In line with the provisions of the Public Service Rules, 2021 Ecition, the computation of all leave shall be based on warking days.

The circular noted that where the male officer adopts a chid under four months old, the officer will similarly enjoy Paternity Leave for a period of fourteen working days

Government further added that Request for such leave shall 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.

According to the head of service of the federation, the effective date of implementation of the circular is November 25, 2022.

Patrick Abulu
President/Chief Writer,