President Bola Tinubu has slashed travel expenditure of government officials in his administration by 60 per cent.
Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this while speaking to State House Correspondents, on Tuesday, January 9. According to Ngelale, the decision was part of cost-cutting measures of the presidency.
He said that the decision will affect the office of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Ministers and heads of agencies.
“President Bola Tinubu has directed that all state entourages be drastically reduced. This is not a request, it is a directive. The office of the president and staff will be affected. VP, appointees are affected. By this directive, there will be a slashing of expenditure on official travel by 60 per cent,” he said.
The presidential spokesperson went on to state that as a result of the development, the president is limited to 20 staff outside the country. He added that every minister is limited to having just four staff on any foreign trip while heads of agencies are limited to just two.
Ngelale said Tinubu has also said that he will no longer travel with huge security delegations to any state in the country.
The presidential spokesman explained that if the president travels to any state, the security in the state will take care of his security and the same applies to the vice president and other top government officials.