Ministry of Aviation, Keyamo Suspends Public-Funded Foreign Trips for Agencies, Officials

In linee with President Bola Tinubu’s directive to suspend public-funded foreign trips by ministers and government officials, The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has directed all agencies and officers under the ministry to suspend all approved foreign trips, with effect from 21st March 2024.

This was contained in a document dated 21st March 2024 and signed by Dr Emmauel C. Meribole, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Aviation for the Honourable Minister.

“I am directed to inform you to suspend all foreign trips approved by the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development for all Officers in the Ministry and Agencies under Aviation with effect from 21 st March 2024. This is in furtherance of a Presidential directive to suspend public-funded trips by government officials at all levels.

“Any Officer who intends to go on any public funded International trip must seek and obtain Presidential approval at least 2weeks prior to embarking on such trips which must be deemed absolutely necessary.

“All previously given approvals by the Honourable Minister is hereby put on hold from today 21 st March 2024. Please, direct all your DFAs not to process any flight tickets and estacodes for now.

“Please this is for strict compliance”. The statement concludes.

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