Nigeria: Victorious Buhari Has an Uphill Task

Published on 27th February 2019

Buhari’s re-election has been confirmed by the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He reportedly garnered 15,191,847 votes ahead of his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 11,262,978 votes.

While Buhari has promised to focus on security, restructuring the economy and fighting corruption, a lot more is expected of him. In 1983, Nigeria’s One Million Naira was equivalent to $1,525,000. In nearly 36 years, One Million Naira today, is a mere $2700. Nigeria’s Naira was at par then with British pounds and beat out other currencies

Until Nigeria’s political class moves away from personality contests to policy contests, instilling of confidence, and handling festering issues, Nigeria will not develop. Development comes from the commitment by a nation to stop at nothing to promote its comparative advantages while seeking investments and partnerships to advance other sectors.


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