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Despite Economic Woes,62% Nigerians Believe Tinubu Moving Nigeria Forward – Report


Despite Economic Woes,62% Nigerians Believe Tinubu Moving Nigeria Forward – Report

Despite economic woes bedevilling Nigeria as a country, 62 percent of its citizens in a new survey believe the country will move forward under the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The survey was conducted by CMC Connect LLP, Lagos-based public perception consulting and strategic communication firm, in partnership with Analysts Data Services and Resources (ADSR).

The firms said a total of 1,714 participants across the country’s six geopolitical zones took part in the survey and shared their opinions and views concerning the first 60 days of Tinubu’s administration.

“38% do not see the country moving forward under the current administration, while 62% do,” the report reads.

“By and large, respondents are less satisfied with the first 60 days of the current administration, but they are more optimistic about the country moving forward under the current administration.”

According to the survey, a substantial majority of respondents show strong satisfaction with the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Abdulrasheed Bawa as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The report said respondents endorsed the allowance of both old and redesigned naira notes as legal tenders, while the proposed removal of electricity subsidy got significant dissatisfaction due to concerns about energy costs.

The report said the unification of exchange rates and the president’s target of 6 percent average growth rate in the next four years also received moderate gratification levels from respondents.

“There is substantial dissatisfaction with the arrangement of the ministerial list among respondents, emphasizing the relevance of diversified and representative cabinet selections,” the report reads.

“The removal of petrol subsidy generates mixed views, with a significant portion becoming disheartened and harboring strong concerns, showing the sensitive nature of energy policy changes.

“Planned opening of more land borders, and the release of fertilizers and grains to farmers and households enjoy favorable reception.

“Respondents support the appointment of Service Chiefs and the dissolution of governing boards of government agencies.

“The suspension of the import tax change levy on certain vehicles, the introduced green tax on single-use plastics, and excise duty escalation on locally manufactured products, receives favorable thumbs up.

“The establishment of the Nigerian education loan fund garners mixed satisfaction levels, underscoring the need for a balanced approach to education financing.”

The firms said the findings of the survey showed that 33 percent of the respondents did not vote in the last election, while 67 percent voted.

“51% of the respondents voted APC during the last election, 5% voted PDP, 32% voted LP, 2% voted NNPP, while 10% voted other parties,” the report adds.

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