Lockdown: Buhari to Address Nigerians 8pm

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

President Muhammadu Buhari will speak to Nigerians later today, a statement from the presidency has disclosed.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed in the statement that the nationwide broadcast will take place by 8pm.

During his speech, Mr Buhari is expected to announce the decision of his administration on the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State.

About four weeks ago, President Buhari ordered a total lockdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus disease in the country.

On Sunday, March 29, the President said movements in the three places should be restricted for an initial period of 14 days. After its expiration, it was extended for another two weeks, which ends tonight.

Since the lockdown was announced, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country has increased significantly and the nation is waiting on the next line of action.

In the statement issued by the presidency this afternoon, Mr Adesina said “President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8pm’ on the matter.

He further said, “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.”

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