Buhari has only fulfilled one campaign promise — Report


A governance tracking tool launched by the Centre for Democracy and Development, Buharimeter, says President Muhammadu Buhari has only achieved one of the campaign promises he made during the 2015 electioneering.

The national survey — Buharimeter — received responses from a cross-section of Nigerians, representing different social groups and government officials.

The responses were comments on three key issues that included corruption, economy and security.

According to a statement issued by the Director of CDD, Idayat Hassan, on Tuesday, 84 per cent of Nigerians endorsed the approach of President Buhari towards fighting corruption in the country.

The survey showed that the President’s zone, the North-West geopolitical zone with 60.2 per cent, had the highest number of citizens applauding his anti-corruption war.

The statement read, “Using the four categories (Achieved, Not Achieved, Ongoing and Not Yet rated), which were developed by the tracking tool to rate the extent of fulfillment of the campaign promises, Buharimeter scored the President as follows:

“One promise was rated as “achieved” and 45 promises were rated as ‘ongoing’. According to the tracking tool, within the period under review, President Buhari has only achieved one campaign promise, which constitutes 0.5 per cent of all the tracked promises.”

The statement said the state of the Nigerian economy and its effects on the citizens, justified the low ratings the administration received in the national survey on the administration’s performance in the economy sector.

According to the survey, nearly two-thirds of the respondents rated the Federal Government’s performance in employment generation as either “very poor” (39.8 per cent) or “poor” (22 per cent).

On job creation, therefore, the report concluded that the expectations of Nigerians had largely remained unmet.

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