Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Nigeria :: Public holidays 2021

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Friday)April 2 Good FridayApril 5 Easter MondayMay 1 Labour Day (Saturday)May 3 Labour Day Holiday (Monday)May 13 Id el Fitri / End of Ramadan (Thursday)May 14 Id el Fitri Holiday (Friday)June 12 Democracy Day (Saturday)July 20 Id el Kabir / Feast of Sacrifice (Tuesday)July 21 Id el Kabir Holiday (Wednesday)October 1 National Day (Friday)October 18 Eid el Maulud / The Prophet’s Birthday (Monday)December 25 Christmas Day (Saturday)December 26 Boxing Day (Sunday)Kindly note that the dates for 2021 in our tables must still be regarded as provisional as they may be modified by local official bodies …

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Nigeria :: Public holidays 2020

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday)April 10 Good FridayApril 13 Easter MondayMay 1 Labour Day (Friday)May 24 Id el Fitri / End of Ramadan (Sunday)May 25 Id el Fitri Holiday (Monday)June 12 Democracy Day (Friday)July 31 Id el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) (Friday)August 1 Id el Kabir Holiday (Saturday)October 1 National Day (Thursday)October 29 Eid el Maulud / The Prophet’s Birthday (Thursday)December 25 Christmas Day (Friday)December 26 Boxing Day (Saturday)Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Nigeria :: Sick leave

All employees are entitled to take up to 12 paid working days of sick leave during any calendar year …

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Nigeria :: Paternity leave and shared parental leave

Currently, Nigeria does not have a law permitting fathers to take time off, nor a provision for parental leave …

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Nigeria :: Maternity leave

Female employees are entitled to 16 weeks maternity leave when they become pregnant …

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Nigeria :: Annual leave

Employees acquire a right to paid annual leave after the completion of 12 months of employment …

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