Indications emerged on Monday that reporters covering the State House have been restricted from covering the visit of the United States (US) Secretary of State, John Kerry, to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to receive Kerry by 3p.m.
According to sources, only photographers and videographers will cover his visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The photographers and videographers that will be allowed to establish arrival of Kerry by 2.55 pm, according to sources, are expected to set-up by 2.15 p.m.
Also only the official photographers and videographer will be allowed to establish the bilateral meeting at the President’s office.
The Secretary of State will not grant any press interview at the end of the meeting with the President.
After meeting Buhari, Kerry is expected to meet with select Governors from the Northern part of Nigeria at the State House Press Waiting Room.
Again seven media personnel comprising of photographers and videographers will be allowed to establish the event.
At the end of the meeting with the governors, Kerry again will not grant any press interview.
Reporters, according to the sources, won’t be allowed near the visiting Secretary of State.
It is recalled that State House correspondents including reporters have been covering the visits of Presidents and other leaders from other countries to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.