The federal government has increased the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. This is to allow the mothers have enough time for the baby and in breastfeeding.

The Minister of Labor and Employment Senator Chris Ngige has declared that pregnant women or nursing mothers should not be fired from their place of work,this is to help avoid stigmatization and discrimination at work against pregnant mothers or women on maternity.

The government has also asked the women to report illegal abuse at work place whenever it occurs. Business owners should look for ways to make their workers comfortable,in doing that it increases productivity and output.

You can be a mother and also have a career. Maternity leave is very important and it helps in bonding, fathers can also be on leave,stay at home and bond with their children.