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Foreign-Funded Trips Banned for Ministers and Govt Officials



In a bold move aimed at tightening the purse strings of government spending, President Tinubu has issued a sweeping directive, effectively halting all taxpayer-funded international travel for government officials.

This crackdown, set to roll out on April 1st, 2024, comes as a response to mounting concerns over escalating travel costs draining public coffers.

Signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, the presidential directive outlines a strict ban on foreign jaunts for ministers, heads of agencies, and other government bigwigs for a three-month period.

Under this mandate, any proposed international trips must undergo rigorous scrutiny and secure presidential approval at least two weeks in advance, ensuring that only essential travel is permitted.

“Tinubu Tightens Belt: Puts the Brakes on Taxpayer-Funded Jet-Setting!”

Acknowledging the imperative for fiscal responsibility amidst economic challenges, President Tinubu emphasized the need for government officials to prioritize their mandates over globetrotting extravagance.

The memo, circulated to all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the government, underscores the commitment to streamlining governance while safeguarding taxpayer dollars.

With this decisive action, President Tinubu sends a clear message: in an era of belt-tightening and prudent fiscal management, every penny counts, and luxury at the expense of the taxpayer is no longer on the itinerary.