- President Buhari will end his long restrictions to media interviews this week as he speaks to two major television stations
- While the first interview is with the privately-owned Channels Television, the other is Africa's largest television network, NTA
- Since 2015, Buhari has largely stayed away from the monthly or quarterly media interviews like his predecessors
This was disclosed by the special adviser to the president (media & publicity), Femi Adesina, in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.
The statement noted that Channels Television will broadcast its exclusive interview with the president on Wednesday, January 5 at 7 pm, while that of the NTA will be aired on Thursday, January 6 at 8 pm.
The last time President Buhari had an interview with any Nigerian television station was in June 2021.
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Arise TV editors, including a former presidential aide, Reuben Abati, had interviewed the president at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja.
Channels Television confirms interview with Buhari
Channels Television also confirmed the interview in a post on its official Facebook page.
The TV station wrote:
“Keep a date with President Muhammadu Buhari as he speaks to Channels Television on the state of the nation.
“Date: 5th January 2022. Time: 7 pm (WAT). You can watch it on DSTV:420 | Sky UK: 518 | Live Stream: www.channelstv.com/live.”
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