Tinubu cuts aides to accompany him on local, foreign trips by 60%

President Bola Tinubu has cut the number of people to accompany him on local and foreign trips by 60 percent to reduce cost of governance.

The directive, according to a statement on Tuesday by Special Adviser on Media, Ajuri Ngelale, also affects the Vice President Kashim Shettima and the First Lady.

The statement said: “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,” the statement added.

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