President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation on Monday by 8 pm.
This was disclosed by the Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, via a tweet.
He tweeted, “Buhari will address the nation later today, at 8:00 pm. Television, radio, and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the NTA and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria respectively for the broadcast.”
FLASH: President @MBuhari will address the nation later today, at 8:00 pm. Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the NTA and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 27, 2020
The President had on March 29 imposed a 14-day lockdown on the FCT and the two states to contain the spread of the virus. At the end of the 14 days, which terminated on April 13, the President extended the lockdown by another 14 days, saying the pandemic had become a matter of life and death and that it was no longer a joke.
However, barely a day to the end of the extension, stakeholders have disagreed on whether the President should extend the lockdown or ease it.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, had maintained that only the President could decide on whether there would be an extension of the lockdown or it would be lifted.