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Breaking: Femi Adesina confirms Buhari will not address the nation again today

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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).

Buhari will not address the nation again today – Femi Adesina

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.”

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.

— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) May 18, 2020

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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