Female civil servants in Kaduna State are now to enjoy six month maternity leave.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, announces the new maternity leave during his inauguration for a second term in office at Murtala Muhammadu Square in Kaduna.
The Governor says the new maternity leave which was approved by the State Executive Council, promote mother-child care, as well as reduce maternal and new born deaths in the State.
El-Rufai explains that it will also encourage healthy development of infants through prolonged breast feeding.
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