Nigerian President Works From Home as Office Is Renovated

Muhammadu Buhari

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who just resumed his official duties after a three-month medical leave, will be working from home until the renovation of his office is completed, a spokesman said.

“The 103 days of absence affected” Buhari’s office, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in a Twitter video on Tuesday. “There was some deterioration there, so it needs to be renovated.”

Garba Shehu, another presidency spokesman, was reported by Lagos-based ThisDay newspaper as saying that rodents caused a lot of damage to the furniture in the office.

Buhari’s medical trips to the U.K. this year for treatment of an undisclosed illness, fueled concern about his ability to serve the remainder of his term that ends in 2019.

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