President Muhammadu Buhari has just resumed into his office in the Villa since he came back from his medical leave in London almost three months ago.
Buhari had been working from an office located inside his official residence and another one located inside the Presidential Banquet Hall.
The presidential office was said to have been invaded by rodents when he came back in August. The announcement generated a lot of mixed reactions, and critics believed Buhari was not well enough to resume officially.
“Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” Media aide Gariba Sheu said, explaining that it was impossible for the president to operate from the office in that condition.
Although he could not tell when the renovation would be completed, Sheu said the maintenance company would speed up its pace of work.
While Buhari was still operating from his residence and the Presidential Banquet Hall, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina said where the president was operating from were also offices.
According to him, the most important thing was that the President was working.
Finally on Thursday, Buhari strode into the office for the first time since he returned to the country.
The President inaugurated the Armed Forces Council inside one of the halls located inside the main office.
He then proceeded to preside over a meeting of the council.
His Personal Assistant on New Media Bashir Ahmad confirmed the resumption on his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmad.
Ahmad wrote, “And, President @MBuhari is currently presiding over an Armed Forces Council meeting in this particular office you’re talking about.” He was responding to media reports on the state of the office.