President Muhmadu Buhari has finally moved into the Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja.
The president relocated to the sprawling property Sunday evening almost three weeks after his inauguration.
A presidential aide had explained recently that Mr. Buhari could not
move into his official residence because renovation works were still
The president’s wife, Aisha, moved in there on Thursday ahead of her husband.
Mr. Buhari had travelled to Kaduna and Katsina states when his wife relocated.
Sources said Mr. Buhari was in Kaduna where he traditionally
commenced the annual Ramadan fast, while he went to Katsina to confer
with closed friends and relatives and to also hand over some of his
personal undertakings, including the running of his farm in Daura his
home town, to his son, Yusuf.
Sources at the presidential villa said Mr. Buhari arrived there at
about 6p.m. on Sunday with security aides and staff on hand to receive
Meanwhile, PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
was yet to move into his Aguda House official residence because of
“The VP is in Lagos where he normally goes for weekend, but I am not
sure he would move in even when he returns because they are still
working in Aguda House,” a source said.
He also said as at Sunday, some of the tiles in some of the rooms were being replaced.
“The former second lady liked burning incense which affected some of
the rugs and tiles on the floor. The work is almost complete but the
engineers felt there is need to replace some of the tiling,” he said.
Our source added that Mr. Osinbajo might continue to work and stay at
Asokoro where he had been operating from since his inauguration.
Another source said Mr. Osinbajo’s wife travelled out of the country
ahead of her husband’s trip to Lagos, but could not say whether she
would return before her husband moves into their Aguda House official
Before moving into Aso Rock Sunday, President Buhari had shuttled
between the Defence House in Maitama and his personal residence in the
Asokoro district, where he works and lives respectively.