Ahead of the may 29 inaguration, president muhammadu buhari has moved all his belongings out of the aso rock villa for the incoming government.
The move is to allow for sustenance works on the residence in preparation for its next occupant, President-elect Bola Tinubu.
Our correspondent reports that most of Buhari’s aides have also been moving their personal belongings out of the seat of power in order to create space for Tinubu’s personal aides and key government officials.
On the nature of renovations in the main residence, a senior State House source told our correspondent that the 32-year-old presidential edifice was being coated with white paint, while some of its sections were being cleaned and fumigated.
According to the source “You know that most of the structure is white. So, the renovation will involve repainting of the stained sections and replacing fittings that have gone weak or bad. The furniture may not be changed. But that will depend on the new President,”
In a related development the wife of the president and first lady mrs aishat buhari recntly published a video showing her and the wife of the incoming president oluremi tinubu when mrs aishat took a tour with oluremi tinubu at the presidential villa. She said the glass house in the villa has since become the residence of the first family adding that the Glass House should remain in use as the transition base for outgoing presidents and their wives.
She said, “I have taken the incoming First Lady, Senator Remi Tinubu, around. She has seen the main house; we are now at the popular Glass House. The Glass House is a transitional home for outgoing presidents.
“I’m advising that the Glass House should maintain its tradition of being a transition home for outgoing presidents. As I am talking to you now, I am residing here with my husband.
“Only two of us here, I think it should remain so as a norm of the institution and of the house.”