Africa: Nigerian Government asks Aviation agencies to relocate to Abuja within 45 days

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Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation has instructed agencies under it to relocate their corporate headquarters to the country’s capital, Abuja within 45 days, for efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery between the ministry and the agencies.

According to a document signed by the Director, Human Resources Management, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Muhammed Shehu, on behalf of the minister, he said, the agencies were yet to comply with the presidential directives issued in 2012 requesting all to relocate their headquarters to Abuja.

He the directive became imperative due to the impact of the COVID-19 on global economies and the need for government to reduce cost of governance and manage scare resources.

He said: “I am directed to remind you of a Presidential directives issued in 2012 requesting all the Agencies under the Ministry to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery between the Ministry and it agencies and to note that eight years after the directives, the agencies are yet to comply.

“Accordingly, considering the current situation and the economic impact worldwide, as well as the need to reduce the cost of governance and manage the scare resources in a sustainable way, it has become imperative and further to the Honourable Minister’s directive to request that you facilitate and complete the relocation exercise of your Corporate Headquarters to Abuja within the next forty-five (45) days, in line with the earlier directives” he said.

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