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May 28, 2024

Tinubu not addressing National Assembly May 29 – Presidency

Tinubu not addressing National Assembly May 29 – Presidency

The Presidency has described the statement that President Bola Tinubu will address a joint session of the National Assembly on May 29 as false and unauthorised.

The Presidency said that the Office of President Tinubu was not involved in the planning of the event.

Recall that the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Mr. Bayo Onanuga had earlier in a statement said that President Tinubu will not make any broadcast on May 29 but rather would address the joint session of the National Assembly.

Onanuga had in the statement explained that President Tinubu’s speech will dwell on the achievements of his administration and Nigeria’s democracy since the military ceded power in 1999.

He further said, “Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, former speaker of the House of Representatives and now President Tinubu’s Chief of Staff, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila are all lined up to address the parliament.

“Also lined up to speak is the former military ruler, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who handed over power to civilian administration in 1999.

“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.”

But the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale in another statement described the former one as false and unauthorised.

The Presidential spokesman said, “In furtherance of his commitment to delivering good governance, President Bola Tinubu has embarked on the inauguration of strategic projects across the country.

“More transformative projects will be inaugurated by President Tinubu’s administration for the benefit of all Nigerians.

“In view of 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.”

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