President Bola Tinubu has taken measures to cut governance costs in Nigeria, mandating the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs to halt visa applications for officials heading to the United Nations General Assembly in New York unless they prove direct involvement in UNGA’s official events. The Monday statement from the Presidency clarified that the U.S. Mission in Nigeria has guidance on official visas, while Nigeria’s Permanent Mission in New York is tasked with blocking any unlisted official’s accreditation.
All government sectors are required to minimize the number of assistants and staff for UNGA delegates. Any excesses will be rectified during the final check. President Tinubu emphasizes the need for government actions and spending to mirror the careful choices and sacrifices of the Nigerian populace.