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FG APPROVES 14 DAYS PATERNITY LEAVE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, approved the introduction of 14 days paternity leave for public servants under the new Public Service Rules.

Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan

The Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, briefed State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, stating that the annual leave would henceforth be calculated based on working days instead of calendar days.

She also said that the Annual Performance Evaluation Review, APER, and Promotions had been replaced with a new Performance Management System.“We presented a memo on the revised Public Service Rules (PSR), and we are all aware that the PSR is an old important tool in the public service; it is what governs the actions of public servants at work.

She also said the last time the rules were revised was in 2008. We recognize that the revision was long overdue.“And so, we put everything that we got to ensure that we did the revision; these rules ideally, are supposed to be revised every five years, But this has taken more than that for us to get the revised PSR 2021,’’

Story: Sani Asma’u

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