Enugu Government Grants Paternity Leave To ‘Nursing Fathers’ And 'Nursing Mothers

4 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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The Enugu State Government has approved six months maternity leave for nursing mothers and three weeks paternity leave for “nursing fathers” in its civil service.
The state government announced this following the amendment of its Civil Service rules.
According to the state government, the paternity leave was meant to give husbands the opportunity to support their nursing wives.
Female workers who gave birth were before now only entitled to three months maternity leave.
The amendment of the civil service rules also granted nursing mothers the freedom to Bosom feed their babies in the office during office hours.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sam Ngwu, in Enugu on Wednesday, while unveiling plans for the 2015 Bosom feeding Week, adding that the new policy would strengthen the family as a social unit and also promote mother and child welfare.
The commissioner explained that the extension of the maternity leave would encourage nursing mothers in the state to engage in the internationally recommended four to six months exclusive Bosom  feeding of newborn babies.
Ngwu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Moses Otiji, noted that the state marks ‘’the Bosom  Feeding Week’’ every year in order to galvanize support for nursing mothers.

-- dis4real (f) at 6-08-2015 02:03PM
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-- chylind5 (f) at 6-08-2015 02:25PM
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Nice one from Gburugburu
-- papadip (m) at 6-08-2015 03:28PM
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That's a good idea.
-- proly (f) at 6-08-2015 03:31PM
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Nice one
-- saviourekpe (m) at 6-08-2015 03:51PM
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All other state govs should emulate that, pls
-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 6-08-2015 03:56PM
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-- stluke (m) at 6-08-2015 04:35PM
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Nice one
-- winace (f) at 6-08-2015 05:35PM
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I love dis. Make d papa too rest small. No be small thg to give woman belle. Lolss
-- ignis99 (m) at 6-08-2015 05:39PM
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-- echeeche (m) at 6-08-2015 07:03PM
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nice to hear
-- beneno (m) at 6-08-2015 08:10PM
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-- gogoman (m) at 6-08-2015 08:14PM
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it about time
-- benbella1 (m) at 6-08-2015 09:34PM
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bossom feed...lol.
-- SOGaiya (m) at 6-08-2015 10:25PM
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alrite remain fg