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Friday, February 6, 2015

#NigeriaDecides Foreign Journalists will be issued VISAS to cover #Nigerian election


The Nigerian permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Folasade Yemi-Esan confirmed the accreditation of the media professionals in Abuja saying that all foreign Journalists coming to Nigeria wishing to cover the polls will be granted visas.

“In line with the mandate of the Ministry of Information to create media access to report on the activities of the Federal Government, it has so far processed 300 applications from foreign journalists to secure visas and come into the country for the elections. Hundreds of other applications received by the ministry are being processed at the moment,” said Yemi-Esan.

“The Ministry of Information therefore appeals to foreign journalists wishing to come into the country to cover the elections to follow the due process in securing the accreditation including the presentation of official correspondence from their organizations,” he added.

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