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Nigerians on Tuesday has requested a media chat from President Mohammadu Buhari during a national issues address on Nigeria info Lagos branch.
Responding to questions from callers during the Radio Live broadcast, the Special Spokesman to the President, Femi Adesina gave a reason why the President could not hold chats with journalists.
This is coming barely a week IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju and many notable Nigerians called on President Buhari grant a media chat following the spread of Coronavirus pandemic across states.
Adesina, who was connected via video teleconference replied question of a caller, Adekule ‘when is the President coming out to have a media chat with the press so that he can talk to us’.
He said the Buhari held two national broadcasts within space of a month after Nigerians intensified he do so adding that the President can not be led by “the nose” and must, not be ordered around by those who elected him.
He said the President will do whatever is good for the country any time he wants.
Another caller, Ladipo asked: ‘don’t you think sir, on a moral grand that the President supposed to have a media chat where he will be able to answer questions on this present crisis on the ground instead of giving us a pre-recorded broadcast ones in a while’
The President’s aide noted that “it is a matter of opinion and a matter of style’ adding that president chooses the style best for him to lead the country and another government can choose one best for them.
He appealed to Nigerians to adopt this style and move on.
Another caller, Isaac, who could not hold his emotion regarding responses by Adesina expressed dissatisfaction said time with him on the studio was a waste, noting that he dodged every question posed to him.