Presidency makes u-turn on Buhari’s Independence address

Presidency makes u-turn on Buhari’s Independence address

- The presidency has made a u-turn regarding its earlier statement that President Buhari will not address the nation at 7pm on Thursday

- Presidential spokesperson, Adesina, said the early Independence Day broadcast will now hold, cancelling the initial schedule

- Adesina enjoined all media platforms to join the network services of the NTA to broadcast the president's speech

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The presidency has reversed its earlier statement announcing that the traditional early Independence Day broadcast would not hold on Thursday, October 1.

A new statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation by 7am on Thursday as part of activities lined up to commemorate the 60th Independence Anniversary.

Presidency reverses self on Buhari’s Independence address
Presidency reverses self on Buhari’s Independence address. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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The statement reads:

"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.

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"The President will thereafter, proceed to the Eagle Square, Abuja to review the Anniversary Parade and participate in other activities beginning at 10am, 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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Meanwhile, previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) assured people that the golden years of Nigeria will return under the present administration of President Buhari as the country celebrates the 6th decade of her independence from the British colony.

While felicitating with citizens on the country’s 60th independence anniversary, the APC in a statement by Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary noted that as a nation, we are better together than we are apart.

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He said:

"In spite of our inherited and current challenges, President Buhari's administration has made commendable strides on so many fronts, most significantly the fight against graft, diversifying and revamping the economy, curbing insurgency and emerging crimes, promoting positive values in our national life, strengthening our democratic institutions and processes and achieving a respectable international standing."

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