The Federal Government has approved a 14-day paternity leave for fathers to enable them to bond with their newborn baby or adopted one.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced this on Wednesday.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s weekly meeting which held at the First Lady’s Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said the paternity leave was approved for men to assist their wives in taking care of the new babies.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation was flanked by the Minister of lnformation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
She said it was important to help the newly born or adopted baby properly bond with the father at the early stage as the baby bonds with the others.