June 23, 2024

May 29: Confusion over Tinubu’s address at National Assembly

There is confusion over President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s state-of-the-nation address at the National Assembly on Wednesday (today).

In a statement on Tuesday, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information & Strategy, Bayo Onanuga had confirmed that the president will address a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

He stated that the President will not broadcast to the nation over his first anniversary in office.

According to Onanuga, part of Tinubu’s program to mark his anniversary will be the commissioning of the National Assembly Library and Resource Center, now to be known as Bola Ahmed Tinubu Building.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not broadcast to the nation on Wednesday to celebrate his first anniversary as the leader of Nigeria.

“Instead, the President will address a joint session of the National Assembly, which has lined up a program to commemorate 25 years of the nation’s democratic journey at both the executive and legislative levels.

“At the end of the speeches, President Tinubu will commission the National Assembly Library and Resource Center, now to be known as Bola Ahmed Tinubu Building,” Onanuga said

However, in a conflicting statement, Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said commentary concerning Tinubu’s addressing the National Assembly is false and unauthorized.

“Given public commentary concerning the President delivering a speech before a Joint Sitting of the National Assembly tomorrow, May 29, 2024, it is important to state that this information is false and unauthorized as the Office of the President was not involved in the planning of the event”, he said.

Tinubu on May 29, 2023, was sworn in as Nigeria’s President

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