Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has trimmed down the number of vehicles in the presidential motorcade from 23 to 12, in a bid to reduce the cost of governance, sources told Daily Trust.
It was however, learnt that Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara continued to maintain 10 vehicles in their motorcade each while ministers have a maximum of four vehicles in their motorcade.
Dr Chris Ngige, the minister of labour said the new administration would be “running a lean economy because we are going to block areas of leakages. Retinue of aides, protocol staff and large convoys of cars are things that will not fly in this administration.”
It was learnt that Buhari turned down a request by senior government officials to buy new cars worth N400 million, not long after he became president, stressing that he would use the ones left by the former president.