President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari officially settled in the presidential office on Monday, more than three weeks after he took oath of office as leader of the most populous West African country.

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Late Sunday, Buhari moved into the State House, also called the Aso Rock Villa, as the official residence and office of the Nigerian president is fondly called, presidency sources told Xinhua.
This implies that Monday marks the first time he would have to work from the presidential office after he assumed office on May 29.
The Nigerian president and his vice-president had been operating from their private residences in the Nigerian capital Abuja and both leaders had used the Defense House, a place set aside as the official residence of Nigeria’s president-elect, as their offices.
Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo resumed work at the presidential villa Monday morning, with a security meeting. The meeting with Nigeria’s military chiefs bordered on recent hostility by the Boko Haram group, according to a protocol officer in the presidency.
Activities which had been on hold at the presidential palace for some weeks now also resumed in full throttle on Monday, as most staff of the State House arrived early to their duty posts. The offices inside the Nigerian presidential villa were opened as early as 8 a.m. local time, for serious business.
The delay in occupying the presidential palace by the Nigerian leader was due to renovation works in the facility. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said a German construction firm handling the project did not finish up on time due to reasons best known to the construction company. Enditem


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