President Bola Tinubu will address the nation in a broadcast Monday. The announcement was made by The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications & Strategy, Dele Alake.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will make a broadcast to the nation on Monday, July 31, 2023 at 7pm,” he said.
“Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.”
The agenda for the broadcast is not yet known as of press time but it might not be unconnected to the economic pain experienced by Nigerians amid the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol.
There seemed to be no respite for Nigerians after President Bola Tinubu, in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2023, announced the removal of petrol subsidy.
With the announcement, the pump price of a litre of petrol rose from N184 to N500. About two months later, the price jumped from N500 to over N617 on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, eliciting anger and criticisms from economically stranded citizens.