The National Assembly management has released twenty strict conditions for journalists and media houses’ accreditation ahead of the inauguration of ninth assembly.
In two separate letters addressed to the chairmen of Senate and House of Representatives Press Corps by the Director of Information, Agada Emmanuel, the requirements were categorised under permanent and temporary accreditation.
According to the letters, the new accreditation guidelines shall come into effect from June 11th.
The requirements for the coverage of the activities of the National Assembly before the expiration of the present leadership are also aimed at reducing the number of journalists covering the legislative arm.
One of the letters on requirements for permanent accreditation stipulates Evidence of certificate of incorporation of the media organisation and evidence of membership of professional bodies for media organisations.
It also includes proof of membership of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ with registration number, code of certification from the National Library for the media organisation among others.