By Ademola Akanni, Abuja
All working journalists and other media staff in Lagos and Ogun states
as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been advised to
use their valid Identity Cards to access their places of work and
assignment venues during the 14-day lockdown directed by the President
in the two states and the FCT.
The Gazelle News.com reports that this was disclosed via a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, 30 March, 2020 by the Minister of Information
and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
In the statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi, Alhaji Mohammed said the clarification becomes
necessary in view of the inadequate time to properly accredit working
journalists in the affected states and the FCT during the period.
He said members of the media are expected to continue to provide
essential services during the lockdown, in order to keep Nigerians
well updated on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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