Posted by News Express | 18 May 2020 | 1,308 times
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has debunked reports that President Muhammadu Buhari will be addressing Nigerians today (Monday).
Mr. Adesina stated this on his Twitter handle, following the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Adesina said there will be no presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today, stressing that none was planned.
He added that the Presidential Task Force will, during its daily briefing, bring the nation to speed on the next steps to follow.
“No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today.
“None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next steps”.
Adesina thus contradicted Aliyu Sani, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, who indicated that there would be a broadcast when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
When asked if the PTF is thinking of taking a different direction seeing that many Nigerians have been flouting guidelines for the ease of lockdown, the task force coordinator noted that the President is the only one who can decide on whether or not the country should go ahead with the second phase of lockdown ease.
•Based on Channels TV reports.
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