Only 26% of Nigerians trust Buhari – Survey

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A new survey conducted by the Africa Polling Institute (API) has revealed that the trust Nigerians had in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has dropped to an all-time low of 26 per cent.


At the inception of Buhari’s regime in 2015, about 75% of Nigerians had put their trust in him to deal with the myriads of issues including economic downturn, insecurity, unemployment, high cost of living and corruption that had bedeviled the country following the 16 years of misrule by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


Nigerians had put their faiths in Buhari to wield the magic wand to reposition the country and take it out of the woods and voted for him massively.

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However, six years after the massive vote of confidence in Buhari, the ratings and trust have plummeted to an abysmal 26%, with the survey also showing that Nigerians now have more trust in “religious leaders (55%) and traditional leaders (44%), compared to the Buhari government (26%), the judicial system (26%), the National Assembly (22%) and the Nigeria Police which went down to (22%).”


The API, in its report on Thursday, also revealed growing citizens’ distrust towards the state and fellow citizens, as well as a proclivity for ethnicity over nationalism.


The survey, tagged ‘Nigeria Social Cohesion Index Report’, was computed as 44.2 per cent, which is below the average 50 percentage point, indicating that Nigeria is not as socially cohesive as it ought to be.



According to the API, the survey was undertaken to develop a social cohesion index for Nigeria and measure citizens’ perception on the state of social cohesion.


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