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Buhari Cuts Estacode, Number Of Trips Of Ministers, Aides, Others

President Buhari takes measures on excessive spending.

Funsho Akinwale

With plans to cut down excessive spending and ensure efficiency in the management of government resources, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday implemented measures to curb the leakages.

Willie Bassey, Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, while briefing the media yesterday, said the new measure was implemented to instill financial discipline and prudence, particularly in the area of official travels.

“Henceforth, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are required to submit their Yearly Travel Plans for statutory meetings and engagements to the office of the SGF.

“And/or the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation for express clearance within the first quarter of the fiscal year, before implementation.”

“In this regard, all foreign travels must be for highly essential statutory engagements that are beneficial to the interest of the country.

“Except with the express approval of Mr President, Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Chairmen of Extra-Ministerial Departments, Chief Executive Officers and Directors are restricted to not more than two,” he stated.