Lockdown: President Buhari To Address The Nation Tonight
President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation Monday, April 27, 2020, at 8 pm.
In a statement on Monday afternoon, signed by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president is expected to speak to Nigerians on the current Coronavirus Lockdown in place.
President Buhari’s live broadcast today will be aired on television, radio and other electronic media stations. The statement advised all stations to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.
It’s currently unclear if the president will extend or relax the lockdown as the number of Coronavirus cases is still rising. Last week, Nigerian governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, admonished the president to consider enforcing an interstate lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Currently, Nigeria has over a thousand cases with close to 40 deaths.