Buhari addresses the nation
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation by 7am today October 1 being Nigeria's 60th Indepence day anniversary.

OGBONGE NEWS reports that the national broadcast is part of activities lined up to commemorate Nigeria's 60th Independence Anniversary.

Even though Presidency had initially announced that the traditional early Independence Day broadcast would not be holding, Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, later announced that the president will address Nigerians by morming.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, September 30, the Femi Adesina urged all television, radio, and other electronic media outlets to hook up to network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the address.

Adesina added that the President will thereafter, proceed to Eagle Square, Abuja to review the Anniversary Parade and participate in other activities beginning at 10am, which will be covered live by major television and radio stations.

Below is the short statetement issued by Adesina:

UPDATE ON OCTOBER 1: PRESIDENT BUHARI TO BROADCAST TO THE NATION

As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7am.
All television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the address.

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The President will thereafter, proceed to the Eagle Square, Abuja to review the Anniversary Parade and participate in other activities beginning at 10am, which will be covered live by major television and radio stations.

This updated statement supersedes our earlier one indicating an open-air live Presidential Address on October 1.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 30, 2020

Screenshot of Femi Adesina's statement





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