The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has moved into the Presidential Villa in Abuja,  three weeks after he was sworn-in.

The President and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo have been staying and operating from the Defence House in Abuja.

President Buhari was on Sunday afternoon reported to have visited the Presidential Villa, apparently to spend a few minutes with his wife.

A Presidency Official said: ”The President was here this afternoon (Sunday). He arrived at about 2pm and spent about 30 minutes before he left. He later returned in the evening. At last, the President has moved in”.

At the moment, there is no detail of Osinbajo’s movement into the Presidential Villa.

According to the President’s Media Aide, the renovation which was being carried out since the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, moved out, is the reason he delayed moving into his official residence.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this to Channels Television via phone.

Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said: ”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”.


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