And here’s Aso Rock’s explanation of “Rats in President’s Office” claim


In an exclusive chat with Pulse, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why the presidency chose to tell Nigerians and the rest of the world that Rats had damaged the air-conditioning and furniture in the office of the nation’s Commander-In-Chief, while he was away.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had disclosed that Rodents had wrought plenty of damage in President Buhari’s Aso Rock office; a situation that meant Buhari now has to be working from home for a couple of weeks, pending when the damaged office furniture is fixed.

Buhari made a return to Nigeria on August 19, 2017, after spending 103 days in London on a medical vacation. In his absence, said Shehu, Rodents ransacked his office space and punctured furniture for fun.


“Following the three months period of disuse, Rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” Shehu lamented.

Shehu also disclosed that it isn’t uncommon for Nigerian presidents to work from home.

“There are also general works (to be carried out in the office) and it is not uncommon. Buhari has used the residential office for many years.

“What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom or his sitting room or his anteroom—it does not matter. Let the job be done and it will be done”, Shehu said.