Abuja - The federal government has directed all its directors-general, managing directors and executive secretaries to start flying economy class on all flights, reports TheCable
The latest circular, dated November 2, 2016 and seen by TheCable, read: “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.”
The circular 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.
A previous directive issued in April 2016 banned ministers and other federal government officials from flying first class.
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