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.
President Muhammadu Buhari directed the two states and FCT to be locked down beginning from 11pm on March 30, as part of measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the clarification became 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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