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Thursday 17 July 2014

Lagos state okays six-month maternity leave, 10 days for fathers

Lagos state government has introduced a new leave regime for all male and female civil servants in the state. Henceforth, all male civil servants whose wives give birth are entitled to a 10-day paternity leave while female civil servants had their maternity leave extended from 3 months to 6 months.

The new leave regime was announced today by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs Josephine Williams at a press conference held at the Baguada Kaltho Press Centre, in Alausa, Ikeja.
"A female officer shall be entitled to 24-weeks maternity leave with full pay in case of her first two deliveries. The said leave shall commence, at least two weeks before the expected delivery date; a male officer, to who a new baby (or babies in case of multiple births) is born shall be entitled to 10 working days" she said.
She added that subsequent deliveries after the second baby by any employee will only get 12 weeks maternity leave for a female officer while the men will not be entitled to the 10-day leave.

Special adviser to the Lagos state Governor on public health, Dr Yewande Adeshina, said the 6 months leave will enable women complete the mandatory months required for breastfeeding new born babies.

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

That how it ought to be but private companies won't obliged sha. ..In some European countries, one full year to nurse your baby

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good news

Anonymous said...

This is goooooooooooooooood news

Anonymous said...

6 Months, hell no, too much..

Signed by Orobo.

Anonymous said...

God bless this Fashola of a man, walai d guy too sabi do somtynz

Amarachukwu. said...

Lagos state is working.This very good.

Unknown said...

This is good news,very good.

Unknown said...

I'd say this is good...

Unknown said...

#Smile#

Moi said...

I was just about limping for joy when my inner goddess tapped my left shoulder to remind me I work in the private sector and therefore cannot benefit. Poor me... rubbing my eye and taking the next available sit.

Unknown said...

I'd say this is good...

Jessica law said...

Good initiave.

OSINANL said...

GOOD NEWS!
THANK GOD!









BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wow! Quite considerate of them.
Good of them to put the men into consideration, we need rest too coz the amount of protein lost during creation is quite much.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

DOBY DOBY said...

Dis is good.. doubt if private companies wil accept it

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Na only lagos dey naija nw... Ojoro people.
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Unknown said...

How nice!!God bless you Fashola.I look forward to you being the president of Nigeria..
.....ZAMANIAN.....

Anonymous said...

Wow dis. Is gud,thumbs up to fashola on ds 1

Unknown said...

This is a welcome idea, but six months is too much, the private companies will never accept this and why just 10 days for the men? what is the family do not have any one to assist, will the man use only 10 days to help the wife at home?

Anonymous said...

Oh! Hw I love dis declaratn. Pretex4luv@yahoo.com

ary said...

That's okay, but would it apply to private organizations? Cos that's where it matters most.

ada said...

so so loving this, nice one

Anonymous said...

SO sweet with full pay lagos is way ahead of Nigeria.

Eugenia Ekeji said...

What will d man be doing with a whole 10 days?.

Unknown said...

Beautiful nice 1,no b say 3 mnths u don drop.pikin 4 crèche whr d minders uses sleeping tablets on d. Baby....nice 1 dt y I love govt. wrk#kweenmami#

Donamie said...

Nice one Fashola! who said it is too much? When you have your own baby, then you will know what motherhood entails.

Linda Ikeji's Man said...

My love, we will have enough time wen u put to bed

Unknown said...

good development

win said...

And what is Dr.yewande insinuating????. That it is only the first and second new borns that deserves 6 months baby breastfeeding. I don't thing its a good reason for initiating this, though the idea is really nice.

Anonymous said...

Good news but employers won't employ married women again...

Says smashing B...

Unknown said...

good news

Anonymous said...

Veryyyyyyyy good!!! I which the private companies will obliged to that....

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

6 waaaaattttt! im def gonna resume with another preG

sexysean said...

Waooooo this is the best news so far today but i wish the state govt can extend it to private companys too### sad face###

Anonymous said...

The leave is not for you men to rest... it's for you to help the woman o!

jbankzE said...

Children go full lagos more jare......

~@iamJbankz Olamide's PA~

Livvsreamblog said...

10 days for fathers???it's well

Anonymous said...

Very progressive. Kudos to the decision makers. Full pay for 6months may be too heavy on the state and taxpayers. Perhaps the last 3months could be half pay.

Anonymous said...

this is good... nkemdirimeverista111@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

ok...patoswife@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is good news, Fashola we love yoooooouuuuuuu

Tunde said...

all you guys that are saying good news are all illiterates and sexists...this world is all about gender equality how will you give a man ten days and a woman six months?!!! Shame on the lagos government they're soo sexist. No be the man and woman get the pikin together? Why can't the leave be shared equally?

Unknown said...

Good news. Lagos is really ready for development. I love Lagos state and hoping to see more developments.

Anonymous said...

Wow ! hope other states follow and even d private sector most importantly.

Omosimua Sarah said...

Good news
At least fathers can assist for few days before they go back to work

Www.omosarah.con

Unknown said...

I LOVE DIS.... ITS GRT.... 6MONTHS IS JUST COOL.......ND FOR D MEN' 10DAYS, ITS FUNNY BUT COOL TOO.
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Moye B

AMIJEZ said...

That's a good one if state and private companies will emulate this. It will enable the baby and mother to be strong.

Anonymous said...

make sense legislation. happyyy happyyy happyyyy

Solary said...

Lol
I cnt help bt laf, surely u dnt mean wt u jst said

sparklingeyez said...

supported.

Anonymous said...

Its not for private company. It's for lagos state civil servants

Anonymous said...

LASU LASU ... did u hear that? Obafunwa did u hear That? Don't let us start another strike on this one o ...It should also apply to staff members already on Mat Leave o with immediate effect. Our children must be smart o ...


Yes!!! I said so.

SVC said...

Nice Move.. IT İŞ WELL

adebimpe said...

Excellent news. This is one great thing the state government has done for their staffs

Anonymous said...

i love dis,i pray Ogun State emulate bt not for 1st nd 2nd only cos i hv 2 already nd i wnt more

Anonymous said...

Omg! U just made my day...by making me laff! Ur so funny, but it is true. Let's get a job with the state gov't. Lol. Mo-1

Anonymous said...

waooooo! wish i am part of dis #Doro Classy#

Anonymous said...

All you shallow minded peeps talking about gender equality and it not being fair for the man, what will a man be doing 4 6 full months without going to work? Even the ten days sef and some of them will start fretting. Men are naturally sole providers. They like waking up each day and doing something important. I applaud this decision, in as much as it'll have its merits and demerits. It was a wise one. Kimmypraise@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Haahaahaaa! funny you. Don't worry it might soon gey to the private sector @lest for 12weeks! God bless Fashola real good! Lagos is indeed a pace setter. Lagos is WORKING!!

Tasha I said...

How wud u say 6 mnths is too much, no time is too much to nurse a newborn, abt u saying 10days is too much, u shud count ur blessings cos men weren't entitled to paternity leave before.

Tasha I said...

Is it just state government or is the federal government agencies in lagos also included ?

APPLE said...

Good one.

Anonymous said...

For all those wishing this would be extended to the private sector let me spin this around. Assuming you owned your own business would you pay 6 months salary to a woman who is away on maternity and is not generating any income for your business?

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Dis is great.#brassman#

Anonymous said...

Lagos here i come! Onyekababyface@gmail.com

Unknown said...

A very welcome development

NaNcY DreW said...

Is not 2 much @ all rada a very welcomed and reasonable idea babies and nursing modas nids all d tym dey cud have is neva 2 much.

Anonymous said...

It's only 3% of the men that will actually help their wives out, the rest will use it to chase babes since Madam is indisposable, diaris God ooooo.

Anonymous said...

How progressive

Anonymous said...

Yes I would. Cause a business plan must always include such events from the planning stage

Anonymous said...

Mi i thinking six months is a too much..What is it gone tpo do with that kind of months

G.BOBBY

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda, please can you forward the address of the right Government office one can report to in case of their company do not follow the lagos state law of Nursing mother six month maternity leave.

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda, please can you forward the address of the right Government office one can report to in case of their company do not follow the lagos state law of Nursing mother six month maternity leave.

Anonymous said...

This should also be implement/imposed on the private sector too.

Anonymous said...

omg,this is really good..

Anonymous said...

I see,Emmanuel u brought Ur selfish body here 6months is too much for women why are u complaining abt the 10days not being enough?oh u wish d 6months is for men?its simply get pregnant have the baby nd the 6mnths will be yours in full mbok.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much anon 11:54pm! Exactly my thoughts when I saw the time allowance for men. They already have time to aggressively run after girls while their wives are heavily pregnant or home with a new born when they weren't even given any days off at work. Now that they're being given days off....... Lord help us.

Anonymous said...

Nawa o, even when govt is trying their best to make life easy for us all, some ppl who probably dnt fall within d benefiting group will say some unnecessary things sha ni. God dey!

Anonymous said...

Lol.

bugacious said...

the potential danger here is that employers will stop employing young or newly married women.....I welcome this because it's what obtains in developed countries.....but this should have come hand in hand with laws against discrimination against women.....age should be banned from being written on cvs,sex, etc...

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

U must be a foolcos u don't know wat motherhood entails. U don't have a wife and if u have, u are nt the caring type.these are the people that are making life difficult for we Nigerians.I'm sure if u were d governor,nothing good will happen in your own time. ..m.....Ode oshi.....shiooor....oponu.

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