Aso Rock Presidential Villa | History, Pictures and Location.
The Aso Rock Presidential Villa is located in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. Taken its name from the 936-feet granite Aso Rock, the Presidential Villa is an edifice that the President of Nigeria works and live in.
It is nicknamed the villa or state house. It boasts of security facilities that cannot be matched in the entire continent.
History of Aso Rock
According to the Nigerian government website, the Construction of the exquisitely furnished residence began in 1980 and was finished in 1991. Military leader, Babangida was the first occupant of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa when he moved in at the end of 1991.
The vice president does not live in Aso Rock, but in Aguda House, a building that once hosted some powerful foreign guests.
Presidents Who Have lived in The Presidential Villa
The Presidential Villa have housed a total of seven Nigerian leaders, including Muhammadu Buhari who began living there in 2015.
The list of Nigerian leaders who have lived in Aso Rock Presidential Villa include:
- Ibrahim Babangida;
- Sani Abacha;
- Abdulsalam Abubakar;
- Olusegun Obasanjo;
- Umaru Musa Yar’ adua;
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan;
- Muhammadu Buhari.
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Inside Of the Aso Rock Villa
Features of The Presidential Villa
- The ‘Aso Rock’ houses three powerful Nigerian offices, also known as the Three Arms Zone i.e. Presidential Villa, National Assembly, and the Supreme Court
- The Aso Rock, during pre-modern times, protects the original occupants of Gbagyi from external attacks.
- Aso rock means ‘People of Victory’.
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