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Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman confirmed.

The animals damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment, his media adviser Garba Shehu told AFP.

“These are also general works and it is not uncommon for Nigerian presidents to also work from the presidential villa. He has used the residential office for many years,” Mr Shehu said.

“What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom or his sitting room or his anteroom – it does not matter. Let the job be done. And the job will be done,” Mr Shehu told the Arise News broadcaster.

Mr Shehu was unable to confirm what type of rodent was responsible for the damage, which occurred during the president’s prolonged absence for an undisclosed medical condition.

“I do not have that level of detail,” he said, adding that it was unclear how long the refurbishment would last.

The news has been ridiculed on social media.

 

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