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Tinubu Bans Foreign Trips for Ministers, others to Curb Expenses


In a bid to curb rising travel expenses and ensure focused service delivery, President Bola Tinubu has enacted a temporary ban on public-funded foreign trips for ministers, agency heads, and other government officials.


Effective April 1, 2024, the ban will be in place for an initial period of three months, as communicated in a directive by Tinubu’s Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.


The directive requires government officials seeking to undertake such trips to obtain presidential approval at least two weeks beforehand, emphasizing the necessity of the journey.

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Tinubu’s concern over the escalating costs of international travel expenses and the imperative for officials to concentrate on their mandates underscores the need for responsible fiscal management amidst economic challenges.


The measure aims to streamline governance costs while safeguarding government functions, ensuring that public-funded international trips are undertaken only when deemed essential.


All ministries, departments, and agencies of the government have been instructed to adhere to this directive for efficient dissemination and compliance.



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