Buhari resumes in Aso Rock Villa; holds meeting with security chiefs

Yvonne Williams

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday resumed in his office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the first time since he was inaugurated on May 29.

Shortly after arriving his office, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo joined him.

Buhari and Osinbanjo thereafter met with some of their top aides.

While the meeting was ongoing, service chiefs also arrived at the premises to meet with the President.

Buhari finally relocated to the Villa on Sunday barely three days after his wife, Aisha, relocated.

Three weeks after his May 29 inauguration, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening relocated to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It will be recalled that since their inauguration, Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have yet to relocate to the Presidential Villa.

They have been operating from their private residences and the Defence House, Maitama, which is the official residence of the President-elect.

Surprisingly, however, the President’s wife on Thursday relocated to the Presidential Villa at a time when her husband was out of Abuja.

Buhari was at that time on private trips to Kaduna and Daura, his hometown in Katsina State.

Multiple Presidency sources had said that the President would join his wife inside the Presidential Villa upon his return to Abuja after the trip.

However, when Buhari returned to the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday, he retired to his private residence in Aso Drive, from where he had been operating.

But on Sunday afternoon, the President reportedly visited the Presidential Villa, apparently to spend a few minutes with his wife as he prepared to join her.

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

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