#Covid-19: “Journalists’ movement not restricted during lock-down” – Nigerian government says
The Nigerian government has advised journalists and other media staff to use their Identity Cards to access their places of work and assignment venues during the 14-day lock-down in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States.
Recall that the President on Sunday ordered a lock-down in three states with the highest number of Covid-19 cases.
In a statement on Monday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said the clarification was necessary in view of inadequate time to properly accredit working journalists in affected states and the FCT.
He said members of the media are expected to continue to provide essential services during the lock-down.
Lai Mohammed explained, that this would enable them continue to keep Nigerians well updated on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the president has made some exemptions on the lock-down order.
On Monday, Buhari exempted financial services players from movement restrictions.