The Federal government has approved a- 14-day paternity leave for police officers and others in the public service.
A circular signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan stated that a serving male police officers whose wife gives birth will now be entitled to 14 days paternity leave.
This is in line with the provision of the Public Service Rules 2021 Edition.
The circular was released November 25, 2022. The parrot.ng gathered that that the directive is to take effect in the Nigerian Police Force from January, 2023.
Esan in the circular noted that the leave shall not be more than once in two years, and for a maximum of four children.
She added,” Where the family of a male officer adopts a child under four months old, the officer will similarly enjoy a paternity leave for a period of 14 working days
“Request of such leave shall be accompanied by the Expected Date of Delivery (EDD) report of the officer’s wife or evidence of approval of the abduction of the child by the relevant government agencies”.