By Philip Yatai
The Programme Director, Nigeria, Alive and Thrive, Mr. Victor Ogbodo, has described the extension of maternity leave for female public servants to six months by the Kaduna State Government as an ‘investment in human capital development.’
Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State had in his inaugural speech for second tenure on May 29, announced the extension of maternal leave from three to six months.
Ogbodo in a statement in Kaduna on Friday, commended the governor for the move, saying it would promote mother-child care and reduce maternal and newborn mortality rate in the state.
“Once again, the Kaduna State Government has underscored its commitment to saving the lives of babies in the state.
“This is a huge long-term investment in human capital development that will serve the state well, now and in the future.
“Alive and Thrive commends Gov. El-Rufai for taking this important step and improving the enabling…