300 Foreign Journalists Accredited For February Polls

The Federal Government has processed 300 applications from foreign journalists, who applied to cover the forthcoming general elections.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday.

Yemi-Esan said, “In line with the mandate of the Ministry of Information to create media access to report on the activities of the Federal Government, it has so far processed 300 applications from foreign journalists to secure visas and come into the country for the elections.

“Hundreds of other applications received by the ministry are being processed at the moment.”

She added, “Those who could not secure their visas from Nigerian embassies abroad probably did not follow the due process to secure the accreditation.

“The Ministry of Information therefore appeals to foreign journalists wishing to come into the country to cover the elections to follow the due process in securing the accreditation including the presentation of official correspondence from their organisations.”

The permanent secretary added that foreign journalists could also apply online using the email address: epd@nigeria.gov.ng .

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