The President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will address the nation live on Thursday, October 1, from the Eagle Square in Abuja as part of activities to mark the 60th independence anniversary celebration.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 30. According to him, the address will hold at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
The presidential spokesperson said, “As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation from the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.”
He added, “The live address will commence after the Anniversary Parade beginning at 10 a.m. which will be covered by major television and radio stations especially the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). Please note that in view of the open-air live address, the traditional early morning October 1 Presidential Broadcast will not feature on Thursday.”
Since President Buhari assumed office in 2015, this will be the first time that he’ll address the nation on October 1 outside closed doors. His previous Independence Day speeches have been given via televised broadcasts.