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JUST IN: Nigeria at 60: Buhari changes schedule, to address nation 7.00am

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The Presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will make a nationwide broadcast on radio and television on Thursday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th  Independence anniversary.

The broadcast will be made at 7.00 a.m.

The latest announcement replaces an earlier one indicating that the traditional morning broadcast would not hold as the president had planned to make his speech at Eagle Square after the Independence parade.

In the latest announcement made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president will make the morning broadcast before going to Eagles Square for the anniversary parade.

The statement reads: “As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7am.

“All television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the address.

“The President will thereafter, proceed to the Eagle Square, Abuja to review the Anniversary Parade and participate in other activities beginning at 10am, which will be covered live by major television and radio stations.

“This updated statement supersedes our earlier one indicating an open-air live Presidential Address on October 1.”