President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians at 7pm today (Monday) as the lockdown continues in some states in Nigeria.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this development in a statement.

Though the statement gave no hint on what the President would be speaking on, The PUNCH revealed that it may not be unconnected with the coronavirus disease in Nigeria.

Considering the increasing cases of the virus, the retired general had ordered a shutdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State since March 31.

On Saturday, Buhari gave no indication of whether the official confinement period would be extended past Monday, but told Nigerians to stay at home and to wash their hands to help save lives.

Details of the  statement issued on Monday read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7pm.

“Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria respectively for the broadcast.”

So far, 323 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria as of 09:10 pm on April 12.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 85 patients of the 323 cases, have been discharged while 10 died.