Interestingly, added facts have started emerging over the controversial closure of the Children’s Church of the Aso Villa Chapel, located within the Nigerian Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Trent has authoritatively revealed that Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is moving for the closure of Aso Rock chapel, so as to use the place for her personal – state-of-the-art spa – project.
Recall, the media house broke the story exposing President Muhammadu Buhari’s moves to shutdown Christian activities within Presidential Villa on September 3, 2015.
Here is an excerpt from The Trent publication below:
Our investigations have now uncovered the mystery “personal project” of Aisha Buhari. According to a source close to the Presidency, the wife of the President is converting the Children’s Church of the Aso Villa Chapel to a state-of-the-art spa for her private use.
“We have heard a lot of things being reported in the media, but, let me tell you the whole truth, Mrs. Buhari is converting the place to a spa,” our source told our reporter, on condition of anonymity. “She moved in boxes and bags of creams, soaps, and other cosmetics she sold in her spa in Kaduna.”
According to the source, when Aisha Buhari moved to the Presidential residence of the Aso Rock Villa, she discovered there wasn’t enough space for her belongings which included the consumables and sundry spa equipment she used in her beauty and wellness business establishment in Kaduna. So, she decided to shop for an alternative space within the Villa premises, an exercise which ended with her ill-advised decision to convert the Children’s Church to her personal spa.
“The Children’s Church is under permanent lock-and-key,” our source said. “The President’s wife took over the place and plans to install a new jacuzzi and new sauna and replace some old equipment which she brought from Kaduna. Renovations and fitting of new equipment were underway before the work was stalled.”
Mrs. Buhari is founder and managing director of Hanzy Spa and Hanzy Beauty Institute, “one of the biggest spas and beauty institutes in the country located in a high-brow area of Ungwan-Rimi Government Residential Area in Kaduna”, according to The Punch. “It is the first beauty institute in Northern Nigeria and a National Board of Technical Education accredited vocational training centre and registered by the Ministry of Education.”
The May report, says that when General Buhari won the Presidential elections in March, 2015, the First Lady closed her business, a “beehive of activities”, and relocated with her husband to Abuja where he resumed office as President. She, however, did not close down the Abuja branch of her beauty business located in Wuse 2.
A Borno-based Pro Buhari Pastor Reveals More
According to a report by Daily Post, the closure of the children’s section of the chapel has been confirmed by a Borno State-based cleric, Kallamu Musa Dikwa. He is the same pro-Buhari preacher who played a prominent and controversial role in mobilizing Christian votes for Buhari during the March elections.
Dikwa expressed surprise that President Muhammadu Buhari would allow his wife to take such an action on a Federal Government property and dared Mrs. Buhari to publicly deny his claims. The cleric also challenged the presidency to release most recent photos of the children’s church.
He said: “Let them not deceive Nigerians. I can confirm to you that that section of the church has been converted to a storage room by Mrs. Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I don’t want to think that the President authorised her action, Nevertheless, he should have done something by now because it is a serious matter.
When asked of the items that are being put in the children’s room following its closure, Dikwa said: “I really don’t know, but I was reliably informed that she brought some items to the villa and could not get a place to keep them.
“To our dismay, she directed some staff to move the items inside the children’s church and then ordered it locked. The security operatives that initially blocked its entrance did so with her knowledge and I dare her to publicly deny.
“What my source told me is that Mrs Buhari said the children’s church is a safer place to keep the items. This is not right. Why would she insist on that particular building in a place as big as the villa? Is she saying there is no other safe place apart from a place of worship?”
Dikwa therefore called on President Buhari to salvage the sorry situation saying: “He promised to unite Nigeria; he promised not to marginalize any religion but what is going on inside Aso Rock is different.