To the benefit of those who do not reside in Nigeria, Aso Rock Villa is where the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria resides and that is where his office is located.
History of Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja
The building of Aso Rock Villa took roughly two (2) years to erect it. It was built in 1991 during Ibrahim Babangida’s administration and it was in use immediately after it completion in 1992. To this regard, in same 1992, Nigeria Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was moved to Abuja from Lagos. The State House or The Villa like it’s fondly called by Nigerians is so far the most safest place for the President to reside in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Meaning of Aso Rock?
Aso in it’s original meaning means Victorious. The building has a pent house on it and it is as high as 400-meter. This pent house is called Monolith. The Monolith in Aso Rock Villa is a notable landmark. Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, is located in three Arms Zone where it’s located to the south of the cliff. Aso Rock Villa is where you can find National Assembly Complex and the Nigerian Supreme Court.
List of Past and Present Nigerian Presidents Who have Lived in Aso Rock Villa
Since the creation of that beautiful place called Aso Rock Villa, very few Nigerian Presidents have successfully stayed there.
- Ibrahim Babangida;
- Sani Abacha;
- Abdulsalam Abubakar;
- Olusegun Obasanjo;
- Umaru Musa Yar’ adua;
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan;
- Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari is the current president residing in Aso Rock Villa as at the time of this writing. PMB moved in to Aso Rock Villa on the 29th of May 2015.
Pictures of Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja
Below are the beautiful views and pictures of Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Nigeria;
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