As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country, President MuhammaduBuhari will address the nation from the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
The live address will commence after the Anniversary Parade beginning at 10am, which will be aired by major television and radio stations especially the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
A presidency statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said that in view of the open-air live address, the traditional early morning October 1 Presidential Broadcast will not feature on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has sent a message of felicitation to President MuhammaduBuhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, wishing better ties with Nigeria in the future.
Nigeria got her independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960.
The Queen’s message was conveyed to the President by the British High Commission in Nigeria.
The monarch said: “It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity.
“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people.
“These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”