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Tinubu Bars Non-Participating Gov’t Officials From Travelling to UNGA

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President Bola Tinubu has directed the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs to freeze the processing of visas for all government officials seeking to travel to New York for the United Nations General Assembly without proof of direct participation in UNGA's official schedule of activities.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the presidency noted that the "U.S. Mission in Nigeria is accordingly guided on official visa processing while Nigeria's Permanent Mission in New York is further directed to prevent and stop the accreditation of any government official who is not placed on the protocol lists forwarded by the approving authority."

Thus, the president directed all Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure that all officials approved for inclusion in the UNGA delegation strictly limit the number of aides and associated staff partaking in the event.

According to the statement, "henceforth, government officials and government expenditure must reflect the prudence and sacrifice being made by well-meaning Nigerians across the nation."


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