Buhari will not address the nation again today – Femi Adesina

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An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has stated that the president will not address the nation on COVID-19 on Monday.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Adesina said any update on the COVID-19 response will be given by the presidential task force (PTF).

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the task force, had during a Channels TV programme, said Buhari would address Nigerians on COVID-19 following the end of the first phase of the lockdown measures.

He was speaking after the task force presented a situation report on the disease to the president.

Adesina, however, said no presidential broadcast was planned.

He wrote:

“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.”

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Buhari had announced a gradual easing of the lockdown in the federal capital territory (FCT), Ogun and Lagos states to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

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