President Buhari’s approval rating rises in April



Respondents rated the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, as top performing minister

Thre recent servey has shown that President Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity has grown.
The monthly survey conducted by Governance Advancement Initiative for Nigeria (GAIN) has shown that President Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity has grown.

According to a new poll, the overall approval rating for the month of April rose slightly to 31.7%, from 31.2% in March.

Although Nigerians are still worried over Buhari’s “broken campaign promises”, his handling of the fuel crisis and economy, they gave slightly higher positive outlook on economy and jobs.

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According to the latest results, 71% of respondents want the federal government to provide investments in the agricultural sector.

A majority of 55% approved of Buhari’s foreign trips, which the presidency says is meant to attract investments.

It would be noted that it is the positive approval rating since January 2016.

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Vanguard reports that GAIN started its poll in December, 2015, evaluating performance of governments at all levels in Nigeria.

A few months ago, the poll found out that majority of respondents blamed former president Goodluck Jonathan, not Buhari, for Nigeria’s poor economy.

However, in March, more respondents blamed Buhari for not turning the economy around.

“April has been an eventful month. Although the fuel scarcity problem has started to ease, the power sector continues to struggle, largely due to the vandalism of pipelines,” GAIN stated.

In April, respondents rated the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, as top performing minister. Mohammed replaced the minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, who was at that spot in March.

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