By DAVID IORJA, Abuja –
President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to address Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast at 7pm this evening.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), made this known in a statement Sunday afternoon.
He enjoined Television, radio and other electronic media outlets to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.
This is coming weeks after the growing concerns by Nigerians over the continued silence of President Buhari in the face of the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the globe.
At the moment, official records have put the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria at close to 100 with one death.
Among the confirmed cases are those of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede and the Chief Medical Director of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Professors Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa and his deputy, Obafunke Denloye, who have all tested positive to Coronavirus.