Buhari Is Slow But On Right Direction, Survey Reveals



A SURVEY conducted by a market research agency,TNS, has revealed that about 64 per cent of Nigerians think that President Muhammadu Buhari is slow.

A breakdown of the data made available to The Guardian yesterday and conducted by TNS indicated that 45 per cent think he is slow but steady, 31 per cent disagreed that he is slow, while 19 per cent agreed that Buhari is slow.

The poll also stated that 59 per cent of Nigerians endorsed the cabinet formation date fixed this month, three months after the president was sworn in. Nineteen per cent agreed that the date is far but necessary, while 15 per cent said the date should have been earlier.

The report also stated that 86 per cent of Nigerians are confident in Buhari ability to fix the country.

The study, however, gave Buhari an overall impressive score as Nigerians rated his performance high and think he is going in the right direction.

TNS report conducted in the third week of August 2015 among representative adult population in the 6 geopolitical zones further showed 55 per cent of Nigerians thinking that the country is headed in the right direction, while 74 per cent think that the president has performed well so far.

With air of hope among Nigerians and the international community about Nigeria, most Nigerians expressed trust on the president, as 84 per cent of Nigerians believing that the present administration can win the war against Boko Haram.

According to the poll, 91 per cent of Nigerians support Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, while 86 per cent are optimistic about how they will fare financially in 12 months’ time.

Assessing the effects of naira value, more Nigerians said the drop in the value of the currency was bad for the economy. In the same vein, 66 per cent households said the increase in dollar value at the expense of the naira has had a negative impact on them. “This present financial realities notwithstanding, Nigerians remain optimistic about the future”, the report said.

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