Ben Murray Bruce Urges Tinubu To Ban Govt Appointees From Int’l Travels

Amina Mansur


Ben Murray-Bruce, a former Senator and founder of Silverbird Group, operators of Silverbird Television has urged President Bola Tinubu to ban government appointees and officials from international travels for one year.


Bruce, who said this in a post on his X handle said that all international meetings should be conducted via Zoom, and that President Tinubu could only grant special approval for international travels for matters critical to the national interest.


The business tycoon however said that the President’s executive order should not be applied to external affairs, finance and national security, noting that when international travel was authorised, officials must meet with Nigerian airlines unless there was no available service on that route.


He stressed that the international travel ban should apply to the entire federal cabinet, all heads of agencies and all civil servants.


He wrote, “President Bola Tinubu, @officialABAT, should issue an executive order to halt all international travel for one year for everyone in the federal government unless he grants special approval for matters critical to national interest.


“This rule would not apply to External Affairs, Finance, and National Security. When international travel is authorised, officials must fly with Nigerian airlines unless there’s no available service on that route.


“This International travel ban should apply to the entire Federal Cabinet, all heads of agencies, and all civil servants. All international meetings should be conducted over Zoom.”

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