Women working with the Oyo government have demanded the implementation of the six months’ maternity leave approved by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Makinde had on November 4th, 2020, approved the extension of maternity leave from four to 6 months for government employees.
The Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Professor Daud Shangodoyin, who made the disclosure, said the governor had approved an upward review of maternity leave period for pregnant women and nursing mothers within the employment of the state from four months to 6 months.
But some civil servants who spoke yesterday said they’re being denied the proper to enjoy the advantages .
Some of those that applied for the leave told Daily Trust in Ibadan yesterday that the govt only approved the leave on pages of newspapers.
They urged Governor Makinde to intervene and permit them to enjoy the six months’ maternity leave.
A nursing mother who applied in December told our correspondent that the officers responsible granted her only 84 days as against 180 days approved by the governor.
She said, “On November 4, 2020, the Oyo government approved the extension of maternity leave to six months (180 days). However, early this month, I applied for maternity leave but the education secretary through “Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority” granted 84 days as maternity leave. this is often against what the governor approved. i would like to enjoy six months’ leave. i would like the governor to intervene.”
Chairman of the State Universal Basic Educational Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, when contacted confirmed that workers were still given 84 days.
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