Buhari takes Tinubu on familirialization tour of Aso Villa

Ahead of the May 29 inauguration, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, took the President-elect, Bola Tinubu round the State House, Abuja, on a familarization tour to the offices within the seat of power.

The Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima was earlier on Thursday conducted round the VP wing of the Villa by outgoing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on familiarisation tour.

The duo of Buhari and Tinubu walked through the Press Gallery in the State House shortly after they both observed the Jumat prayers at the Mosque situated in the Presidential Villa.

The President and his successor, followed by a large retinue of Presidency officials and security personnel, were guided on the tour by the State Chief of Protocols (SCoP), Ambassador Lawal Kazaure.

Other top officials of the State House including the Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahimi Gambari, the Permanent Secretary, Umar Tijjani were among those that accompanied the President to take the incoming President round the President’s wing of the State House.

At the Press Gallery, which is an adjoining space to the Council Chambers of the State House, the two leaders who stood for a couple of minutes, listening to their guide, Kazaure, did not speak to newsmen, who had expected to have a couple of questions answered.

The development comes barely 24 hours after the President conferred upon Tinubu the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, at the State House Banquet Hall.

Both leaders exchanged documents ahead of the official handover of power on Monday, May 29, 2023.