February 4, 2023



FG okays 14-day paternity depart for civil servants

The federal authorities has authorised 14-day paternity depart for male civil servants with impact from November 25, 2022.

This was contained in a round issued in Abuja by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.

She stated the depart was according to the provisions of the Public Service Guidelines 2021.

The round reads: “Authorities has additionally authorised Paternity Depart for serving male officers whose partner delivers a child. The interval of the depart shall be fourteen working days. The depart shall not be greater than as soon as in two years, and for a most of 4 kids.

“The place the household of a male officer adopts a baby underneath 4 months outdated, the officer will equally take pleasure in Paternity Depart for a interval of fourteen working days.”

In keeping with the round, request for paternity depart should be accompanied by the Anticipated Date of Supply’s (EDD) report of the officer’s spouse or proof of approval of the adoption of the kid b related authorities companies.

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