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Niger State Assembly to pass law that will allow for six-month maternity leave

Nov 20, 2023

The Niger State House of Assembly is set to pass a law that will allow nursing mothers to take six months maternity leave. 

The Deputy Speaker, Afiniki Dauda, disclosed this on Sunday, Nov. 19, during a training session on etiquette, protocol, security, and empowerment for female political office holders in Minna. 

She explained that the bill was important to allow women to get the required rest after childbirth and to enhance the health of the nursing mother and her child. She added that the six-month maternity leave would also allow new mothers to regain their energy and bond sufficiently with their children during the period.  

The all-women event organised by the wife of the governor of Niger State, Fatima Bago, was aimed at enhancing women’s participation in governance and equipping them with the required business and life skills for them to fit into their new roles as political officeholders and wives of elected and appointed political officials. 

The training was a follow-up to an earlier one organised by the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, in Abuja. 

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