History of Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja + Inside Pictures

Aso Rock means “the people of victory”. It is the popular name used by Nigerians to refer to the Presidential Complex and Nigerian State House. Below is a brief information about Aso Rock Villa and pictures.


Aso Rock


Aso Villa was built in 1991, the same year the capital of Nigeria was moved from Lagos to Abuja by the Ibrahim Babaginda administration and it is located on the outskirts of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, Aso Rock is a 400-metre monolith and it is the pride of Abuja.

Inside Aso Rock Villa Buildings

The Nigerian Presidential Complex, Nigerian National Assembly, and Nigerian Supreme Court are located around the villa. Much of the town extends to the south of the rock. It was also the site of the 2003 Aso Rock Declaration, issued by Heads of Government of the Commonwealth during the CHOGM held in Abuja.

Within the Aso Rock Villa building, there is the chapel, restaurant and mosque. Inside Aso Rock Nigerian presidential villa, there are various rooms for various purposes. The Nigerian President and Vice President’s office, the conference rooms are just a few offices within the building.

Occupants of Aso Rock Presidential Villa (Past and Present Presidents)

The following presidents occupied the Aso Rock Nigerian presidential villa:

  • Ibrahim Babangida
  • Sani Abacha
  • Abdulsalam Abubakar
  • Olusegun Obasanjo
  • Umaru Musa Yar’ adua
  • Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
  • Muhammadu Buhari (Current President)

Below are some pictures of Aso Rock Presidential Villa


Picture Showing Guards of Honour on Duty inside Aso Rock Villa


Picture Inside Aso Rock Villa: The President Meeting with Ministers


Inside Aso Rock: President Buhari Meets With Obasanjo

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Oluchi Chukwu

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