In a statement on Wednesday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the address will hold at the Eagle’s Square, Abuja.
“As part of activities commemorating the 60th Independence anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation from the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Thursday, October 1, 2020,” he said.
“The live address will commence after the Anniversary Parade beginning at 10am which will be covered by major television and radio stations especially the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
“Please note that in view of the open-air live address, the traditional early morning October 1 Presidential Broadcast will not feature on Thursday.”
While Buhari has presented previous Independence Day speeches via televised broadcasts, this will be the first time since becoming president in 2015 that he’ll address the nation on October 1 outside closed doors.