Federal Gov’t To Save N5bn Quarterly With Ban On Foreign Trips

The Federal Government is expected to save N5 billion quarterly from the imposition of a strict three-month ban on all foreign trips funded by public money for ministers, heads of government agencies, and other officials.

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday at the Presidential Villa.

Recall that in a major cost-cutting move, President Bola Tinubu had imposed a strict three-month ban on all foreign trips funded with public money for ministers, heads of government agencies, and other officials.

The ban, which takes effect from April 1, 2024, is aimed at reducing the rising expenses incurred by ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) on international travel and ensuring that cabinet members and heads of MDAs focus on their respective mandates for effective service delivery.

The directive was conveyed through a letter dated March 12, 2024, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, and addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.

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