The animals damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment, he further said.
“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,” said Shehu.
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.