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Delta to ban mothers from bringing babies to office

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An official memo to all departments of government in Delta State banning nursing mothers among the civil servants from bringing their babies to office is underway.

This was revealed by the Chairman, Delta state Civil Service Commission, Nkem Okwuofu during a routine inspection exercise at the Directorate of Sustainable Development Goals on Thursday in Asaba.

She, however, said the commission would provide creche facilities within the ministries to enable nursing mothers to take care of their babies.

She said the facilities would provide a conducive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies and return to work.

The civil service commission chairman said that bringing infants to the office exposed the children to infections.

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“Apart from the health implication of this practice, it must be known that this is against the rules and regulations of the state civil service,” she said.

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