Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

KonkNaija Media | May 2, 2016

Scroll to top


Pres. Buhari is yet to move into the Presidential Villa Abuja aka Aso Villa

Pres. Buhari is yet to move into the Presidential Villa Abuja aka Aso Villa

| On 01, Jun 2015

Up till now, the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, have not moved into their official residences at the Presidential Villa.

The newly appointed senior special assistant to President on media aide, Garba Shehu, explained that this was because the official residence is still nor ready for habitation as workers are still cleaning and refurbishing it.

READ: It’s official: Pres. Buhari appoints Adesina and Shehu as spokesmen; Kazaure as chief of protocol

Speaking to The Punch newspaper, Shehu said he is uncertain about when Buhari will move in.

“As far as the President is concerned, the place (his official residence) is not ready yet.

“Workers are cleaning and refurbishing the place.

“Once the exercise is completed, the President will move in.”

When asked to be specific on how soon Buhari would move in, Shehu said he believed it would not take time.

The fact that the President and vice president have not yet moved in is a source of apprehension for villa staff as they are unable to plan since they do not know his itinerary.

According to a Presidency official they were not yet sure of the President’s schedule and itinerary for the week.

This, he said, was because Buhari had yet to appoint a Chief of Staff whose responsibility it is to arrange the President’s day-to-day activities.

He said, “As we are talking now, we do not know his (the President’s) activities for tomorrow (today). We cannot plan for his activities. We do not know which groups he will be meeting or how many people he will be meeting.

“It is when we have an idea of those who he will be meeting that we can schedule them regarding allocation of time and venue.

“These would have been easier for us if a Chief of Staff is in place.”

Via Daily Post Read: Buhari’s secret declaration of assets is a breach of trust – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa