According to a recent Punch newspaper article, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is yet to relocate into his official house at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, six weeks after succeeding former President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Bola Tinubu is yet to inhabit his official quarters at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, more than six weeks after taking office.
President Bola Tinubu has kept his private conference room, office space, and Aso Chambers available for essential meetings with local and international guests.
However, the reason could be the ongoing renovation that began in late April when former President Buhari vacated the 32-year-old structure for a temporary residence called the Glass House.
On May 6, 2023, weeks before Tinubu’s inauguration, maintenance work began around the Villa. It encompassed recoating worn-out portions with white paint, and a change of furniture in the green room of the Council Chamber, among others.
Although, a spokesman for Buhari, Garba Shehu said that, “Painter at work. Villa wearing a new look for the incoming President.
The President is using his private conference room, office space, and Aso Chambers for crucial meetings.
@statesmanblog said that, “Goodluck Jonathan stayed for five years, and Buhari stayed for eight years. So, the level of repairs that needs to be done this time must have increased. The residence must meet high standards in terms of security, infrastructure, and amenities.
According to the sources, “There was a point during Baba’s (Buhari’s) tenure that it had to be shut down completely because they wanted to upgrade it.
Besides, at the end of every work day, the president is regularly seen exiting the Villa, and heading for his Maitama private mansion.