In a twist of event, the Presidency has changed its earlier announcement on the independence anniversary address to the nation by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 1.
It said he would broadcast to the nation at 7am as part of the activities marking the country’s 60th independence anniversary.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Presidency had announced that the number one citizen would address the nation live from the Eagle Square, Abuja, by 10am.
It also explained that the 10am address would replace the traditional independence day broadcast, usually done by 7 am.
However, in a latest U-turn, it said Buhari would make a broadcast instead at 7 am and no longer a live address at 10 am.
His media aide, Femi Adesina, stated in the latest directive thus, “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.
“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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