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Friday, April 8, 2016
Lesson from Nigeria: Government Bans Ministers, Other Officials from Flying First Class During Foreign Trips
In the face of economic meltdown in Nigeria, the Federal Government has come up with more ideas for reducing expenditure.
The federal government wednesday banned ministers and other top officials of government from flying first class while embarking on official trips, apparently in a bid to reduce the amount being spent on overheard expenditure. It said henceforth, all top officials of government such as ministers, permanent secretaries, chairmen of federal government committees, as well as chairmen and chief executives of parastatals and agencies are to travel on business class. The development was confirmed in a statement issued by the Media Adviser to the finance minister, Mr Festus Akanbi in Abuja. In the past, some government officials who should have been on business class usually travelled on first class, while many others travelled business class instead of economy class.
Akanbi in the statement said the new directive has been captured in a circular on review of overhead expenses release
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