President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday, hold his maiden media at the State House, Abuja. According to sources at the Villa, the chat, slated for 7pm, would be aired live on some television and radio stations as well as other platforms. Buhari has come under severe criticism lately due to his frequent patronage of foreign media since taking over as President on May 29 this year.
Although Nigerians were asked to forward questions to the president or call the chat room, during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the telephone lines were perpetually put on busy mode, while the questions sent through social media platforms were hardly considered. It is not clear if the media chat by President Buhari on Wednesday would accept calls from the public, apart from a panel of journalists.