Head of Service of the Federation
COMPUTATION OF LEAVE BASED ON WORKING DAYS AND
APPROVAL OF PATERNITY LEAVE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
In line with the provisions of the Public Service Rules, 2021 Edition, the computation of all leave shall be based on working days.
Government has also approved Paternity Leave for serving male officers whose spouses deliver babies. The period of fhe leave shall be fourteen working days.
The leave shall not be more than once in two years, and for a maximum of four children. Where the family of a male officer adopts a child under four months old. the officer will similarly enjoy Paternity Leave for a period of fourteen working days.
Request for such leave shall be accompanied by the Expected Date of Delivery’s (EDD) report of the officer’s wife or evidence of approval of the adoption of the child by the relevant government bodies.
The effective date of this circular is 25th November, 2022.