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COVID-19 Lockdown: Your ID card is your pass, Minister tells journalists

NEWS DIGEST – The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has advised all working journalists in Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to use their valid Identity Cards to access their places of work and assignment venues during the 14-day lockdown.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the minister 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.