Flashback – A survey conducted by TNS, a global survey firm, has shown that 86 percent of Nigerians are confident in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability to fix Nigeria and grow the economy.
The report conducted in the third week of August 2015 among representative adult population in the 6 geopolitical zones further showed 55 percent of Nigerians agree the country was headed in the right direction while 74 percent think that the president is performing.
Also of those sampled expressed trust on the president and his government’s ability to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency.
The poll sought respondents’ opinion on four key areas which include opinion about the country and personal financial situation, assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance and key state institutions, Economic, fuel and power issues and finally terrorism.
The survey which interviewed 1001 Nigerians showed Buhari had overall impressive score among Nigerians who rated his performance high and think he is going in the right direction.
According to the poll, 91 percent of Nigerians support Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade while 86 percent are optimistic about how they will fare financially in 12 months time.
On the pace of his administration, 45 percent think his is slow but steady, 31 percent disagreed that he is slow while 19 percent agreed that Buhari is slow.
The poll also indicated that 59 percent of Nigerians endorsed the cabinet formation date fixed this month, 19 percent agreed that the date is far but necessary while 15 percent said the date should have been earlier.
TNS also surveyed on the effect of loss in Naira value where more Nigerians said the drop in the value of the currency to the US dollar was bad for the economy.
On electricity, 74 percent of Nigerians reported improved electricity supply while 78 percent of Nigerians also reported improved fuel supply.
Also according to the survey, 74 percent of Nigerians are more confident that their state governments can better deliver good governance than their national assembly while 65 percent expressed confidence on the senate.
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