Tinubu Implements 60% Reduction in Government Officials’ Travel Costs

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By Iyojo Ameh

President Tinubu has initiated a sweeping cutback in the travel expenses of all government officials, slashing both domestic and international travel budgets by an impressive 60%.

Speaking at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesman, unveiled this cost-saving measure aimed at reining in official travel expenses across government agencies.

The directive, described as a stringent cost-cutting initiative, is set to affect the President, Vice President, First Lady, and ministers, as well as their accompanying delegations.

Ngelale underscored the gravity of this directive, emphasizing that it is not merely a request but a firm directive from President Tinubu’s office. This move will significantly impact the operational procedures of the President, Vice President, and all appointed officials.

Breaking down the revised allowances for travel, the new limitations for both foreign and local trips are as follows:

Foreign Trips:
– President: Maximum of 20 persons
– Vice President: Limited to 5 persons
– First Lady: Restricted to 5 persons

Local Trips:
– President: Capped at 25 persons
– Vice President: Reduced to 15 persons
– First Lady: Limited to 10 persons

The enforcement of these restrictions marks a substantial shift in how official travels will be conducted, aligning with President Tinubu’s commitment to fiscal prudence and effective resource management within the government’s operations.

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