A file picture of President Muhammadu Buhari at his workplace within the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Photograph: Twitter- @NGRPresident
President Muhammadu Buhari will handle Nigerians by 7pm on Monday.
The Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, introduced this in an announcement hours earlier than President Buhari is scheduled to deal with Nigerians.
“Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast,” he mentioned.
The President is predicted to deal with Nigerians on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as some residents in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory count on to know whether or not the lockdown could be prolonged or not.
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Greater than 1,000,000 constructive instances of COVID-19 have been confirmed with hundreds of deaths recorded in lots of international locations the world over.
As of April 12, the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) mentioned a complete of 323 instances have been confirmed with 10 deaths within the nation.
It famous that 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have recorded not less than one confirmed case of coronavirus whereas a complete of 85 folks have been discharged.
On March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari declared a lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States, in addition to Abuja, as a part of measures to curtail the unfold of the illness and ease the stress of figuring out contacts with confirmed instances.
In his final broadcast, President Buhari mentioned the motion restriction would final for an preliminary interval of 14 days efficient from 11pm on March 30.
He defined that the choice was taken primarily based on the recommendation of the Federal Ministry of Well being and the NCDC.
The President then suggested residents of the affected locations to postpone travels whereas all companies and workplaces there must be absolutely closed through the interval of the lockdown.
Forward of the day which the lockdown is predicted to finish – April 13, some residents in Lagos and Ogun State have raised alarm about unrest of their communities.
Regardless of parading not less than 150 suspects just lately, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Kenneth Ebrimson, performed down the report of unrest in components of the state.
Ebrimson, who spoke on Monday throughout an interview on Dawn Each day, defined, “I think we are dealing with the issue of apprehension. Earlier this month, there was a cult supremacy battle in Ifo and the police rose to the challenge and got some of them arrested.”
“Thereafter, this snowballed to Agbado, Ijoko, Ota space and we put up a crew to go after the cultists and ever since then, we’ve got been making arrests.
“Folks have been calling me, there isn’t a day I don’t obtain near 100 calls. Most of those calls are false alarms. The social media is dispensing concern,” he added.