President Muhammadu Buhari will finally broadcast to the nation on Sunday evening, his spokesman has said.
The broadcast, scheduled for 7pm, will be on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), according to Femi Adesina.
He asked all television, radio and other electronic media outlets to hook up to the networks.
Buhari has come under intense criticism for “disappearing” in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The social media had been awash with rumours about his health, some claiming he had tested positive for the virus and had been flown abroad.
However, we confirmed that he was in his office on Wednesday and worked from home on Thursday and Friday following the fumigation of his office.
On Saturday, he received briefing from Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, and Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on the outbreak.