Recession: FG bans DGs, others from flying first class

– The federal government has banned all its directors-general, managing directors and executive secretaries from flying first class on all local and international flights

– Ministers, permanent secretaries, presidential aides, service chiefs and “relevant” heads of armed and para-military services are still allowed to travel business class

FG orders DGs to fly economy class

Following the current economic recession that has hit the country, the federal government has ordered all its directors-general, managing directors and executive secretaries to start flying economy class on all local and international flights, The Cable reports.

The federal government in April 2016, had  banned ministers and other federal government officials from flying first class in a previous directive.

The latest circular, dated November 2, 2016, reads:

“In view of the ensuing budgetary and fiscal challenges faced by the Federal Government arising from low oil revenue, it has become necessary to review the Guidelines for Local and International Travels as provided for in Circular Ref. No. SGF. 6/S.2/X/545 of 31st March, 2016 with a view to further prune recurrent expenses on travels and tours.

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“Accordingly, Government has decided that all Civil and Public Servants in the rank of Directors and below in Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as Chief Executive Officers (Managing Directors, Executive Secretaries, Directors-General, etc) of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies  and Institutions are henceforth to travel on Economy Class for both Local and International travels. Similarly, all non-executive Chairmen and members of Federal Government Boards of Parastatals are henceforth to travel Economy Class.”

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The circular further makes an exemption for ministers, permanent secretaries, presidential aides, service chiefs and “relevant” heads of armed and para-military services who are still allowed to travel business class.

Before the directive in April 2016, some government officials who should have been on business class usually travel on first class, while many others traveled business class instead of economy class.

Meanwhile, the youth group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being deceitful with his claim that all top officials of his government are barred from flying first class while embarking on officials trips.

The PDP group which made the accusation via its twitter handle, @PDPNYF recently, queried why Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, was disembarking from what looked like a private jet in a photo shared by the group on twitter.

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