By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – In a move to accord the President-Elect, General Mohammadu Buhari some presidential respect even before being sworn-in, the federal government has made available the Defence House for his private and official engagements.
Vanguard gathered that the House was built by the regime of the former Military president, Ibrahim Babangida.
The residence is also called “Safe House” and can only be accessed by Nigerians with presidential status.
Buhari who has been in his private residence in Asokoro area of Abuja metropolis before his election on March 28 moved into the place on Monday upon his return from Daura, Katsina State for the April 11 governorship and state assembly elections.
So, far, he has received dignitaries including ambassadors of Morocco, Isreal, China and Equatorial Guinea who paid him a congratulatory visit at the place that now wears a new look.
He also received the chairman of ECOWAS and Ghanain president, John Mahama at the place on Tuesday.
Apparently, the House will provide temporary shelter for the president-elect until he finally moves into the Aso Rock presidential Villa after his swearing-in next month.
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