Tinubu at NASS to flag off old national anthem – Reps Speaker

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday appeared at the National Assembly, despite the confusion caused by his spokesmen who released conflicting statements.

Spokesmen of the two chambers of the assembly, alongside presidential aide, Bayo Onanuga, all confirmed that the President will deliver a speech and commission an edifice in the complex.

Shortly after, Ajuri Ngelale, another presidential spokesman, denied the announcements, saying his principal has not authorized such, let alone delivering a speech.

But at about noon, the motorcade of the Nigerian leader arrived the lawmaking arm of government.

The president alighted and headed to the venue of the joint session of the assembly and the old national anthem, he signed into law hours earlier, was sung.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, said the Mr Tinubu arrived the assembly to flag off the singing of the old national anthem.

Mr Tajudeen explained that the house goofed in inviting the president to address a joint session, stating that the lawmakers have been “corrected by the president”.

He also said the president declined to address the joint session of the National Assembly because all activities to mark the Democracy Day will be held on June 12, which the last administration declared as Democracy Day in 2018.