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Buhari Bans Top Government Officials From Flying First Class

07 April 2016   |   10:19 am

President Muhammadu Buhari has banned all ministers and all top government officials from flying first class while embarking on officials trips. According to Festus Akanbi, media adviser to Kemi Adeosun, Minister of finance, Wednesday, April 6th.

‎The Federal Government in the statement said permanent secretaries, chairmen of federal government committees, chairmen and chief executives of parastatals and agencies are to travel on business class.

According to The Nation, in a statement released yesterday, it said ” Ministers, Permanent secretaries, Chairmen of Federal Government committees, Chairmen and Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies are in this class of government officials who are to travel only on business class.”

The recommendation was proffered by the Efficency unit set up by the Minister of Finance and would be a step towards reducing the country’s overhead expenses.The unit was set up to introduce transparency and reduce the Government’s large expenditure through procurement in the various ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Would this truly be the answer we need?

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