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Lockdown: Your ID card is your pass, Lai tells journalists

Lockdown: Your ID card is your pass, Lai tells journalists
March 30
17:11 2020
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Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says journalists must use their valid identity cards to access their places of work during the 14-day lockdown.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday, ordered a lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a statement issued on Monday, the minister said journalist must carry their ID cards due to inadequate time to properly accredit working journalists.

“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,” he said.

“Clarification becomes necessary in view of the inadequate time to properly accredit working journalists in the affected states and the FCT during the period.

“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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  1. Jonathan
    Jonathan March 30, 18:28

    Do we ever think of those that survive everyday with their daily earnings, out of 40Million Nigerians, do we have up to 15Million registered BVN, (That’s to show that not everybody have a Savings Account) why is our Govt imposing A Stay @Home strategy while they can’t help us with Food?
    Only God will help us.

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