Tinubu Slashes Presidency’s Travel Cost by 60%, Shettima, Oluremi, Others Affected

Tinubu Slashes Presidency’s Travel Cost by 60%, Shettima, Oluremi, Others Affected

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu continues to take very stern actions to peddle the ship of his administration in the right direction
  • On Tuesday, January 9, the president's media aide announced that there had been a slash in travel costs for all public officeholders
  • This new measure by President Tinubu affects Vice President Kashim Shettima and First Lady Oluremi Tinubu

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

State House, Aso Villa - President Bola Tinubu has implemented a 60% reduction in the travel expenses of government officials within his administration.

This announcement was made by the presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, during a briefing with State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, January 9.

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President Tinubu over the weak has taken drastic actions to straighten the course of his administration
The President's aide said travel delegates have been cut down to 20 persons only. Photo Credit: The Presidency
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The move is part of the Presidency's efforts to cut costs, and it will impact the travel budgets of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Ministers, and heads of agencies.

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He said:

“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.”

Tinubu cuts down travel delegates to 20 persons

He mentioned that, as a result, the President is restricted to having a maximum of 20 staff members outside the country.

Additionally, he highlighted that each minister is restricted to having only four staff members accompanying them on foreign trips, while heads of agencies are limited to just two.

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Ngelale conveyed Tinubu's decision to no longer travel with large security delegations when visiting any state within the country.

The presidential spokesperson also emphasized that when the President travels to any state, the local security arrangements will be responsible for his security, extending the same protocol to the vice president and other high-ranking government officials.

Tinubu summons interior minister Tunji-Ojo over alleged corruption

In another report, the minister of the Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has been summoned to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 9.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave the order following the contract award by the suspended minister, Betta Edu, to a company Tunji-Ojo has a connection with.

Tunji-Ojo addressed the issue earlier, stating that he resigned as the company's director after his election in 2019.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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