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FG orders missions to issue visas to foreign media ahead of 2019 elections

 

As Nigerians prepare for the general elections, the  Federal Government has ordered all Nigerian Missions abroad to issue visas to foreign journalists willing to cover polls.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a statement issued by the ministry’s spokesperson, Mr George Edokpa, on Friday in Abuja.

The  2019 general elections are scheduled for Feb. 16 and March 2.

The Presidential and National assembly Elections will hold on Feb. 16 while governorship and state assemblies’ polls come up on March 2.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has directed all Nigerian Missions to issue visas expeditiously to journalists travelling to cover the forthcoming 2019 General elections in Nigeria,” Edokpa said in the statement.

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