Buharimeter: Nigerians back FGs anti-corruption war
Eighty-four percent of Nigerians endorse President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to anti-corruption war, the Buharimeter has said.
This is contained in the nationwide survey of citizens’ report after Buhari’s one year in office.
The statement, signed by the director, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Idayat Hassan, said the survey was done to capture citizens’ perception and knowledge of the fulfillment of electoral promises made by the ruling government.
“The positive steps of the administration in fighting corruption are not lost on the Nigerian public,” she said.
The survey shows that the North West geo-political zone scored Buhari 60.2 percent, with citizens applauding his moves towards fighting corruption, while in the South East geo-political, only 10.7 percent of the citizens endorsed the president’s anticorruption drive.
“The others are North East, 46.8 percent, North Central, 32.9 percent, South West, 35.8 percent and South South, 20.4 percent,” she said.
The first year Buharimeter report also evaluated the extent of the fulfillment of the president and his party’s 222 promises.
On asset declaration, Buharimeter said eight months after they declared their assets to the relevant institutions, the president and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, were yet to make it public as they promised.
“Buharimeter similarly reports that ministers in the administration, too, were yet to follow suit with regards to the public declaration of their assets,” Hassan said.
On economy, nearly two-thirds of the respondents rated the government’s performance as either “very poor” (39.8 percent) or “poor” (22 percent), while on job creation, the report concluded that the expectations of Nigerians have largely remained unmet.
It also said that notwithstanding the gains recorded by the military in the North East, fresh security challenges, including the herdsmen/ farmers clashes and violence in the Niger Delta were casting doubts on the ability of the federal government to secure the entire federation.