President Bola Tinubu has directed a major slash of travel delegations for all Federal Government official trips within and outside the country in a bid tackle financial profligacy in governance
Additionally, when any international travel is being approved, the following limits have been placed on all ministers of the federation: four members of their staff, appointees, and the like will be allowed to travel with a minister on an official trip.
“The President has now approved for official travel that no more than 20 individuals be allowed to travel with him,” the Special Adviser said.
That number will be cut down to five in the case of the first lady. Additionally, the number in the entourage on official international trips for the vice president will be cut to five, the number that will be placed as a limit on the wife of the vice president is also five.
“In terms of local trips, a new limit of 25 members of staff are to accompany him on domestic trips within the country.”
Ngelale revealed that: “The vice president will be limited to 15 members of staff on official trips within the country, while his wife will be limited to 10 members of staff on officials within the country, the same as the first lady.
“It is pertinent to note that there is a difference between the number of members of staff allowed to travel with the presiding officials on international trips and those that are allowed for domestic. You will find that the numbers on international trips are less than those allowed on domestic trips.
“This is because international trips are far more expensive across the board and the President is determined to bring total sanity and prudence to the management of the commonwealth of our people.