- Nigerians will be expecting President Buhari to uplift their spirits as they enter the New Year
- The content of the scheduled presidential address has not been disclosed
- The presidency has revealed how citizens can tune in to the broadcast
The presidency has disclosed when President Muhammadu Buhari will make his New Year broadcast to Nigerians.
A president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Buhari would make a broadcast to the nation on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7 am.
Shehu made the disclosure in a tweet via his Twitter account on Thursday, December 31.
The tweet read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari will make a New Year broadcast to the nation Friday, January 1, 2021, at 7 am.
“Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to join the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively, for the broadcast.”
In another news, President Buhari has warned ministries, departments and agencies of government saddled with the task of generating revenue generation to work hard to meet their targets or be sanctioned.
Legit.ng reported that the special assistant to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie, said that Buhari issued the warning on Thursday, December 31, after signing the ₦13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill and the 2020 Finance Bill into law.
Onochie added that Buhari expressed delight that despite disruptions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 budget implementation passed previous thresholds.
Reports have emerged that the president also signed the 2021 appropriation bill into law. At the event held inside the Council Chambers, State House on Thursday, December 31, the president assented the budget of N13,588,027,886,175 trillion.
Bashir Ahmad, a media aide to the president on new media, made this known in a tweet on Thursday afternoon.
The event was witnessed by the principal officers of the National Assembly led by the Senate president, Dr Ahmad Lawan.
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