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President Tinubu bans ministers, others from government-funded foreign trips for three months




President Bola Tinubu has declared a three-month suspension of government-funded overseas travel for ministers, heads of agencies, and other government officials.

The prohibition is set to commence on April 1, 2024, and will initially last for a period of three months

This was contained in a letter from March 12, 2024, signed by Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to the president, and sent to George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

According to the letter, the purpose of the ban was to cut down on governance expenses.

The letter indicating the ban read in part,

Moreover, Tinubu mentioned that for any publicly funded foreign travel, government officials are required to secure approval from the presidency at least two weeks prior, with the stipulation that the trip is ‘necessary’.

President Tinubu has embarked on a campaign to reduce government expenses, ordering the implementation of the Orasanye report.