- Buhari has canceled this year's early morning address
- Instead, the president will address Nigerians from the Eagles Square
- This year, the live address will commence after the anniversary parade which begins at 10am
President Muhammadu Buhari will not be using the traditional early morning method of addressing Nigerians on October 1 according to a statement by Femi Adesina.
The presidential spokesman disclosed that the president will on this special occasion address citizens from the Eagle Square, Abuja.
He said the live address will commence after the anniversary parade at 10am.
The statement read:
"As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation from the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
"The live address will commence after the anniversary parade beginning at 10am which will be covered by major television and radio stations especially the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
"Please note that in view of the open-air live address, the traditional early morning October 1 Presidential Broadcast will not feature on Thursday."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians, especially the residents of the state, the Lagos government opted for a low key celebration of the 60th Independence anniversary.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be canceled.
Legit.ng had also reported that Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, urged Nigerians not to despair, saying that a greater Nigeria is possible in the foreseeable future.
Abiodun said no matter the prevailing circumstances, the country has proven to be an enigma, defying all predictions by pundits that it would not survive.
The governor expressed this optimism at a special church service to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters, Ake, Abeokuta, on Sunday, September 27.
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