Ekiti workers get 6 months maternity leave

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Female workers in Ekiti State public service will begin to enjoy six months maternity leave following the approval of the Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi.

This is in line with the administration’s determination to key into global best practices that will improve the quality of lives of the citizens.

According to a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, the new policy, which takes effect from February 1, 2020, is aimed at improving maternal health and encourage nursing mothers to observe the six months exclusive breastfeeding campaign of the United Nations Intervention Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

“The six months exclusive breastfeeding campaign is aimed at reducing to the barest minimum, infant and maternal mortality rate as well as to facilitate work life balance for female workers in the state.

“The Ekiti State Government continues to show strong political will towards ensuring gender inclusiveness. This policy is one of many other frameworks in place aimed at promoting the rights of women and children.”

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