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Confusion Over President Tinubu’s State-of-the-Nation Address

Uncertainty surrounds President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s scheduled state-of-the-nation address at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information & Strategy, announced on Tuesday that the President would address a joint session of the National Assembly in honor of his first anniversary in office. Onanuga clarified that there would be no national broadcast.

“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 planned a program to commemorate 25 years of the nation’s democratic journey at both the executive and legislative levels,” Onanuga stated.

He added that President Tinubu would commission the National Assembly Library and Resource Center, which will be renamed the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Building.

However, Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, issued a conflicting statement, denying that Tinubu would address the National Assembly. Ngelale labeled the information as 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,” Ngelale said.

President Tinubu was inaugurated as Nigeria’s President on May 29, 2023.

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