All female civil servants in Kaduna State will henceforth enjoy six months maternity leave as part of the state’s efforts to improve maternal and child health.
Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai disclosed this on Wednesday in his inaugural speech shortly after taking the oath of office as the executive governor of the state for another term of four years.
He said he will give priority to health issues and ensure better and improved health services for the well being of the good citizens of Kaduna state.
Governor el-Rufai also reiterated that treatment for children from ages 0-5 years are also to continue enjoying free medical services in public hospitals.
He urged Kaduna people to take advantage of the health provisions being put in place in the state.
“As a government committed to delivery of dividends of democracy to her citizens, we will do all that is required to provide an improved health situation of Kaduna people” he stressed.