The presidency has announced a modification to the planned address by President Muhammadu Buhari to the nation on the 60th Independence Anniversary, saying that he will now make a broadcast on Thursday at 7 am.
The previous announcement by the presidency had stated that he would address the nation from Eagle Square, Abuja at 10 am.
But a second statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja spoke of the plan for the morning broadcast before the president will depart for Eagle Square.
The statement read: “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.”