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EXTRA: Rodents took over Buhari’s office during his leave, says Garba Shehu

EXTRA: Rodents took over Buhari’s office during his leave, says Garba Shehu
August 22
10:58 2017

When the cat is away, the mice will play. When the Lion King returned to his den on Monday, he found out that lesser animals had been having a field day.

On Monday, TheCable learnt from a presidential source that President Muhammadu Buhari would be working from home.

The reason given for the development was ongoing “renovations” in the president’s office.

Little did Nigerians know the measure was necessitated by rodents that invaded Nigeria’s seat of power, not the hyenas and jackals that Aisha, Buhari’s wife, once talked about.


Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, told THISDAY that the renovation was as a result of various damages rodents had caused after invading Buhari’s office.

While the nation’s number one citizen was away on medical vacation, rats entertained themselves with the furniture in his office.

“Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” he was quoted to have said.


Shehu said the maintenance company had been asked to speed up its pace of work. While they are at it, Buhari would operate from a rodents-free office within his residence.

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  1. imaobong
    imaobong August 22, 21:51

    what a big embarrassment

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  2. Samuel
    Samuel August 22, 23:34

    This is a sorry situation for Nigeria. A clear sign that older generation in the helms of governance has failed and still failing the nation. There could be reason whether good or bad that necessitates Mr president not being able to be working from his office. But the excuse or reason given is rather too crude,childish and unintelligible. Nigeria needs people who are brilliantly diplomatic to deal with the issues of the day not just some old cargos who should have retired into their village.

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  3. Koya
    Koya August 23, 08:58

    In fact this is a total shame and embarrassing to me and my fellow Nigerians with this nonintellectual statement released by one of the most Senior Mr. President’s spokesperson. I think Enough is enough of this insult upon our injury this people has placed on us.

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  4. Obinapo
    Obinapo August 23, 12:13

    I am not surprised. I have said it time and again, Nigeria has become a country of oddities! For me, I don’t buy any story from these so-called presidential officials. It’s just another opportunity to award contract and make some good buck. You’ll be shocked when you hear the cost of exterminating the rodents and renovation, that is if we’ll be told. Don’t forget, Mr. Adesina said on national TV that he doesn’t know who’s paying for Mr. President’s medical expenses and sojourn in the UK. Nigeria is already a joke, a fraud!

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