Coronavirus: Buhari to address Nigerians again
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) address Nigerians on development surrounding the management of coronavirus in the country.
This was revealed in a short press statement issued on Monday by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity.
The statement said, “President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8pm.
“Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.”
This would be the third time in as many weeks the President would be addressing the country but all pre-recorded.
He has not engaged in an interview or question and answer session with the media.
He has been accused of playing a recorded address to the nation and retreating to his safe haven, accusation his media aides say are unfounded, unnecessary and smacks of ignorance.
On Sunday, the leading opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party challenged the President to visit Kano amid strange deaths but his party, the All Progressive Congress responded that the President would not.
It is being hoped that the expected address would lift the lockdown while making compulsory the use of face mask and a ban on inter state travel for a period of time.