Buhari restricts foreign travels for heads of ministries, departments, agencies

Buhari restricts foreign travels for heads of ministries, departments, agencies

In a bid to effect necessary cost cut and efficient management of federal government resources, President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the number of of foreign trips for heads of ministries, department and agencies.

President Buhari on Wednesday, October 16, ordered the restriction of foreign travels to two per quarter for heads of MDAs.

The measure further states that top officials of MDAs are henceforth required to submit their itinerary to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation at the beginning of a year, Vanguard reports.

Moreover, apart from the fact that all travels funded by the government must be approved by the presidency with documents, a minister's delegation to a foreign nation must be reduced to four.

Part of the order from the president said: “All foreign travels must be for highly essential statutory engagements that are beneficial to the interest of the country.

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Except with the express approval of Mr President, ministers, permanent secretaries, chairmen of extra-ministerial departments, Chief Executive Officers ( CEO) and directors are restricted to not more than two (2) foreign travels in a quarter.”

Even more, the order stated that ministers, permanent secretaries, presidential aides, chairmen of extra-ministerial departments and chief executive officers of parastatals who are entitled are allowed to fly business class while other categories of public officers are to travel on economy class.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Aso Rock was to spend N45,678,552 to fuel the generating sets in the Presidential Villa.

Moreover, according to the family of the president would spend N18.5 million on feeding in 2020.

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