It seems if he had not spent much of his time in London maybe they could have given him a higher rating. Nigerians have given their president Muhammadu Buhari a job performance rate of 52% on governance, according to a 2017 national poll conducted by NOIPOLLS.
The national poll was held under NOIPolls, the premier public opinion polling institution, which conducts extensive polls reflecting the opinions and attitudes of Nigerians on various sectors, topics and social, economic and political issues. The survey was held for April and May 2017.
The bone of contention with the Nigerian citizenry is how Buhari is handling the economy, which apparently shows that he is not doing it in the most favourable manner as expected. Corruption is still a major problem that Nigeria continues to grapple with, and it is obvious that Buhari has not shown a firm hand in dealing with the omniscient menace.
The results showed that while 91 per cent of Nigerians believe corruption is still a major issue in the country, 58 per cent were of the opinion that the president’s anti-corruption war was working, with 42 per cent responding to the contrary.
On security, the poll reported that while 65 per cent of Nigerians feel safe in their localities, 35 per cent do not feel secure.
n line with this perception, about a third of the population (33 per cent) said they were aware of a robbery incident, and 13 per cent said they knew of a kidnapping within their locality in the last 12 months.
On the rating of government’s response to threats of violence in the country, 48 per cent expressed their satisfaction with the response. On the contrary, 50 per cent of Nigerians expressed dissatisfaction with government’s response to threats of insecurity, particularly amongst residents of the South-east (83 per cent) and South-south (79 per cent) geopolitical regions.
Nigerians were also asked to rate their level of trust for organisations involved in providing security.
The results revealed that the military topped the list of such organisations with 77 per cent, followed by vigilante groups and community security (64 per cent). On the other hand, the Nigeria Police were identified as the security institution with the least level of trust with only 35 per cent.