President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally moved to Aso Rock, two months after his inauguration.
He has not moved into the official presidential residence, which is still under renovation, according to sources. Instead, he has moved into the Glass House, a transit accommodation within the Presidential Villa.
The move to Aso Rock comes after public complaints about the heavy traffic caused by the security measures put in place around Tinubu’s private residence in Asokoro. The security measures included road closures and restrictions, which made it difficult for people to get around the area.
Recall that a video of traffic congestion caused by the president’s entourage went viral a few weeks back.
Spokespersons around the President said he was unhappy with the inconvenience caused to the public by the security measures.
In a statement, he said that he had “made the decision to move to Aso Rock in order to ease the traffic congestion and inconvenience caused to the public by the security measures put in place around my private residence.”
It is unclear when Tinubu will be able to move into the official presidential residence. The renovations are reportedly still ongoing, and likely to be completed this August.
The Glass House is a two-story building located within the Presidential Villa. It has been used as a transit accommodation for visiting dignitaries, and it is also used as a guest house for the president’s family and friends.