FEMALE workers in Ekiti State public service are now officially entitled to a six-month maternity leave, the state government has announced.
Yinka Olabode, the Chief Press Secretary to the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, said in a statement, that the new policy was aimed at improving maternal health.
According to the statement, the new policy was also put in place to encouraged nursing mothers to observe the six months exclusive breast feeding campaign of the United Nations Intervention Children’s Emergency Fund.
“The six months exclusive breast feeding campaign is aimed at reducing to the barest minimum, infant and maternal mortality rate as well as facilitates 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 to promote the rights of women and children.”
which took effect from February 1, 2020