Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has begun conducting his affairs again from the presidential office inside the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja.
This information was revealed by a personal assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad, who tweeted on Friday, November 10, 2017 that the president was holding a holding a meeting of the Armed Forces Council Meeting in his official office.
“President @MBuhari is currently presiding over an Armed Forces Council Meeting in this particular office you’re talking about,” Ahmad wrote.
Shortly after Buhari returned to Nigeria after an unprecedented 103 days on medical leave in August, 2017, the Nigerian presidency announced that he would be working from home because of a “rodent infestation” of the office from a “lack of use for many months”.
“Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, had said, explaining that it was impossible for the President to operate from the office in that condition.
The president also used an office inside the Presidential Banquet Hall while the office was supposedly renovated.
This episode raised a number of questions with regards to the president’s health and his ability to function in his official capacity.
There were also rumours of the president being teleguided by spiritual merchants called marabouts. The president has reportedly consulted with marabouts from Senegal in the early days of his presidency.