Oyo State government approves six months maternity leave for nursing mothers in the state


Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has approved an upward review of maternity leave for pregnant women and nursing mothers in its service from four months to six months.

The Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Prof. Daud Sangodoyin, made this known on Tuesday in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly State Executive Council meeting.

The 30th council meeting was presided over by Gov. Seyi Makinde.

Mr. Sangodoyin said the upward review by the council was to meet the World Health Organisation’s recommendation on Exclusive Breast Feeding.

He, however, noted that workers would be entitled to the leave four times while in the service of the state government.

He said that the 2 p.m. official closing time for nursing mothers at work would no longer be effective upon resumption from the six months maternity leave.