Buhari reverses decision on Independence Day broadcast, now to deliver address through broadcast


President Muhammadu Buhari has reversed his earlier decision on the Independence Day broadcast. The President, according to a statement by Mr Femi Adeshina , was billed to address the country at the eagle square by 10pm However a change of decision has been made and the president will now address the nation via a televised broadcast at 7am to mark the independence day celebration.

In a fresh statement, Adesina asked Nigerians to disregard the previous information as there will no longer be an open-air live address by the president.

He added that the president will proceed to the Eagle Square to review the Independence anniversary at 10am.

“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 7 am,” Adesina said.

“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.

“The President will, thereafter, proceed to the Eagle Square, Abuja to review the anniversary parade and participate in other activities beginning at 10 am, 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.”

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