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Tinubu Cuts Cost Of Governance, Reduces Number Of Escorts For VIPs | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Jan 9, 2024


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reduced the number of persons accompanying him on local and foreign trips.

This announcement was confirmed by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, on Tuesday, 9 January, 2024.

The statement confirmed that only 20 people will accompany the President on foreign trips and five each for the Vice President and the First Lady.

Bayo Onanuga, President Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, tweeted that: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has slashed the number of people accompanying him on local and foreign trips by 60 percent to reduce cost of governance.

“The directive announced today by Special Adviser on Media, Ajuri Ngelale also affects the Vice President Kashim Shettima and the First Lady.

“Henceforth only 20 people will accompany the President on foreign trips and five each for the VP and First Lady.

“On local trips, the President will have a 25-man entourage, 15 for VP and 10 for First Lady..

“President Tinubu also directed that his security personnel be heavily reduced during visit to states in Nigeria as the security architecture in the states he is visiting would take charge of his personal security.

“He warned that any minister or public servant that violates this directive would be sanctioned.”

Ajuri Ngelale
Bayo Onanuga
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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