Abuja, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address the nation in a farewell broadcast on Sunday, May 28, at 7 am. The President, who has been in office since 2015, will be stepping down from his position as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The announcement was made by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement released on Saturday. Adesina urged all television, radio stations, and other electronic media outlets to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.
The President’s farewell broadcast is expected to touch on his achievements during his tenure, as well as his plans for the future. It is also expected to be an emotional moment for the President, who has been in office for the past six years.
President Buhari’s tenure has been marked by significant achievements in the areas of security, corruption, and economic development. Under his leadership, the Nigerian military has made significant gains in the fight against Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country. The President has also taken bold steps to tackle corruption, including the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In the economic sphere, President Buhari’s administration has made significant strides in diversifying the economy away from its dependence on oil. The government has launched a number of initiatives aimed at boosting agriculture, mining, and other non-oil sectors of the economy.
President Buhari’s farewell broadcast comes ahead of the official handover to President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, was elected as President in the recently concluded elections, which were widely praised for their transparency and fairness.
Many Nigerians are looking forward to the new administration, which is expected to build on the successes of the Buhari years while also addressing some of the challenges that still face the country. These include issues such as insecurity, unemployment, and poverty, which have remained major concerns for many Nigerians.
As President Buhari prepares to step down, he leaves behind a legacy of service and dedication to his country. His farewell broadcast is expected to be a poignant moment for Nigerians, who will be bidding farewell to a leader who has worked tirelessly to improve their lives and promote the interests of the nation.