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Niger Govt Proposes Six-Month Maternity Leave For Working Mothers



The Niger state government under the administration of Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago on Monday proposed a law that will provide six months maternity leave for nursing mothers in the state.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Afiniki  made the announcement during a training session on etiquette, protocol, security, and empowerment for female political office holders in Minna, the state capital.

The training session was organized by the wife of the governor of Niger State, Fatima Bago.

Dauda, in her remarks, said the six-month maternity leave would enable working-class nursing mothers to fully regain their energy and bond sufficiently with their children during the period.

Also speaking, Bago asked the women to leave a modest lifestyle devoid of extravagant character.

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