The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, chaired the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, even as President Muhammadu Buhari has not made a public appearance since his return from the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which was held in New York.
President has been in isolation, in line with COVID-19 protocols, since his return to Nigeria.
The meeting, which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was held virtually.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, after the meeting, disclosed that the right to a 14-day paternity leave for male Federal civil servants has been approved by the council.
Yemi-Esan said this is to enable for proper bonding between the father and a newborn, either natural-born or adopted, especially at the early stages of the child’s life.
She further explained that fathers of adopted babies of less than four months will also be given leaves.