President Buhari addresses Nigerians by 8pm

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled address the nation (today) Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8pm, a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina has said.

The statement urged Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.

Meanwhile, there are strong indications that he may approve Inter-State lockdown as part of measures to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Recall, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, yesterday briefed him behind closed doors.

The briefing came amid anxiety over whether or not the Federal Government would extend the lockdown once more.

There had been suggestions by the Nigeria Governors Forum to extend the lockdown but with emphasis on restriction on inter-state movements.

Speaking to State House correspondents on the outcome of the closed door meeting in Abuja, Ehanire said they briefed the president on the activities and overall positions of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

The briefing came barely 24 hours to the expiration of the extended 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states to combat the Coronavirus pandemic and amid anxiety over whether or not the President may announce another extension.

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