Dissatisfaction, Hunger, And Insecurity Trail Tinubu’s First Year in Office – Report


The survey, titled #NigeriaSpeaks, highlights Nigerians’ widespread concerns about hunger, poverty, and governance.

Rating President Bola Tinubu’s Performance

The survey reveals a grim picture of President Tinubu’s approval ratings. An overwhelming 78% of respondents rated his performance as “poor,” with an additional 40% categorizing it as “very poor.” Only 22% of respondents felt that his performance was “good.”

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Senate and House of Representatives Leadership

Similarly, the performance of Nigeria’s legislative leaders is under scrutiny. Senate President Godswill Akpabio received mixed reviews, with 48% rating his performance as “poor” and 33% as “fair.” On the other hand, Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas fared slightly better, with 36% rating his performance as “poor” and 34% as “fair.”

Judiciary Leadership

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, also faced critical reviews, with 44% of respondents rating his performance as “poor” and 25% as “very poor.” However, 20% of the citizens rated his performance as “fair,” indicating a divided opinion on the judiciary’s leadership.

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Personal Challenges Faced by Nigerians

The survey further delved into the personal challenges faced by Nigerians. Hunger was identified as the most significant challenge, affecting 36% of respondents. This was followed by an inability to meet basic needs (28%), unemployment (13%), heightened insecurity (9%), and electricity issues (5%).

Top-Performing Ministers

Despite the overall dissatisfaction with the administration, some ministers were recognized for their performance. The top five performing ministers include:


  1. Hon. Tahir Mamman (Minister of Education) – 27%
  2. Hon. Nyesom Wike (Minister of FCT) – 25%
  3. Hon. David N. Umahi (Minister of Works and Housing) – 21%
  4. Hon. Olawunibusun O. (Minister of Environment and Natural Resources) – 14%
  5. Hon. Ali Pate (Minister of Health and Social Services) – 12%

Least-Performing Ministers

Conversely, the least-performing ministers, according to the survey, are:

  1. Hon. Adebayo Adelabu (Minister of Power) – 44%
  2. Hon. David U. Umahi (Minister of Transport) – 30%
  3. Hon. Wale Adebayo (Minister of Labour and Employment) – 27%
  4. Hon. Hendricken I. (Minister of Finance) – 22%
  5. Hon. Abubakar Kyari (Minister of Agriculture) – 20%

Demographics of Respondents

The survey captured responses from 3,996 individuals, with a gender distribution of 51% male and 49% female. The age groups represented were 33% aged 18-34 years, 65% aged 35-60 years, and 2% aged 60 and above

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