In a move aimed at reducing government spending, Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has ordered the trimming of the Nigerian delegation to the upcoming UN General Assembly.

President Tinubu on Monday directed US mission in Nigeria to issue visas exclusively to Nigerian government officials who will directly participate in the UN event, which is scheduled to take place in New York next month.

Mr Tinubu also said Nigeria’s mission in New York should only accredit government officials with clear roles at the General Assembly.

The president also ordered officials travelling to the US to limit the number of aides and support staff that they take to the UN event, warning that individuals who disregard the guidelines will be removed from the delegation.