Aso Rock translates to “victorious people.” Nigerians call the Presidential Complex and the Nigerian State House by this famous appellation. Below is some basic information on Aso Rock Villa, as well as some photos.
Aso Villa was established in 1991, the same year that Nigeria’s capital was moved from Lagos to Abuja, by the Ibrahim Babaginda administration, and it is located on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Aso Rock is a 400-meter monolith that is Abuja’s pride.
Inside Aso Rock Villa Buildings
The mansion is surrounded by the Nigerian Presidential Complex, the Nigerian National Assembly, and the Nigerian Supreme Court. Much of the town is located to the south of the rocky outcropping. It was also the site of the Aso Rock Declaration, issued by Commonwealth Heads of Government during the CHOGM in Abuja in 2003.
The chapel, café, and mosque are all located within the Aso Rock Villa complex. There are several rooms for various functions inside the Nigerian presidential mansion in Aso Rock. The building houses the offices of the Nigerian President and Vice President, as well as meeting spaces.
Aso Rock Presidential Villa’s occupants (Past and Present Presidents)
The Nigerian presidential villa in Aso Rock was occupied by the following presidents:
- Ibrahim Babangida
- Sani Abacha
- Abdulsalam Abubakar
- Olusegun Obasanjo
- Umaru Musa Yar’ adua
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
- Muhammadu Buhari (Current President)
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