It was said that President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians by 7PM on Sunday 29th of March, 2020. For people that missed it, here’s everything that happened.
There’s been a lot of wahala on Twitter lately. Call it boredom if you may, but self-isolation has shown a lot of Nigerians that this country needs a fix. Yes, God is the major fixer, but what about President Buhari whom the masses elected president? Well, Twitter people seem to think he vanished.
No, not abracadabra, but given how presidents of other countries have addressed their own citizens on this Corona pandemic, it’s strange that our dear president did not do the same. When asked why, Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said it is “a matter of style.”
That was how Nigerians vexed. For a couple of days or so, the #BuhariChallenge trended on Twitter. We can’t tell you everything our eyes saw, but see ehn, there was a drag.
More here: #BuhariChallenge Is Trending On Twitter, And We Can’t Stop Laughing
And then one morning a certain Mohammad Tawhidi (@ImamOfPeace) came online to open our yansh to the public.
Ah, this tew much! What did we carry what did we throw?
Sha, people started saying they want to see Buhari. After all, we voted him in. Don’t we have the right to see him? Long and short, these happened:
To prove that Daddy is still alive.
And then a video to pepper Daddy’s haters, innit?
So today, 29th of March 2020, it was said that President Buhari will address Nigerians by 7:00 PM.
In case NEPA self-isolated from you and did not give you light, here’s a transcript of the address according to @Naija_PR.
In 4 points, here’s everything Daddy said:
- 1. No cure has been found yet, so maintain regular hygienic and sanitary practices as well as social distancing.
- 2. Support the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC in their work to curb the spread of the virus.
- 3. Nigeria is taking a 2-step approach: a) To protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here. b) To preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners to ensure their families get through this very difficult time in dignity and with hope and peace of mind.
- 4. Lagos and Abuja have the majority of confirmed cases in Nigeria. Therefore, from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020, there is to be no movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.
Nigerians looking at Daddy like:
Hilarious tweet reactions following the address: