President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) made a lot of juicy campaign promises during electioneering. This prompted Nigerians, who were so desirous of change, to vote the APC, whose mantra was anchored on “Change” in most area of Nigeria’s life. Well, it’s been over 6 months since PMB assumed office, so we at INFORMATION NIGERIA decided to highlight a number of the promises he is yet to fulfill in his short time in office. NB: the listed promises are not all he’s yet to fulfill, they are the ones he could have fulfilled already if he worked at them.
1. To end Boko Haram insurgency in 3 months: This was PMB’s promise before the election, but on assuming office, he made it end of December. The end of December is upon us and there is still no end in sight to the terror attacks from Boko Haram. We remain very hopeful with our president on this as we are tired of putting up stories about the death of innocent Nigerians.
2. Creation of a Social Welfare Programme of at least Five Thousand Naira (N5000) that will cater for the 25 million poorest and most vulnerable citizens upon the demonstration of children’s enrollment in school and evidence of immunisation to help promote family stability
3. To pay N5000 stipend to unemployed Nigerian youths: Though PMB has said this would be included in the 2016 budget, a lot of Nigerians are still very skeptical as to how truthful he is about it since APC lawmakers rejected it when it was raise at the chamber by a PDP lawmaker.
4. One free meal (to include fruits) daily, for public primary school pupils
5. Building an airport in Ekiti state: If this promise is to be actualize in 4 years, it is only reasonable that work should have started on the project.
6. Nationwide sanitation plans to keep Nigeria clean: As far as we can tell, this has not commenced in any state of the Federation. The only sanitation plans obtainable in states are the ones put together by the state government.
7. Revive Ajaokuta steel company: The steel industry in Nigeria has been dead for a while. Nigerian were hopeful the industry will be revived with PMB’s promise to resuscitate Ajaokuta steel company.
Hey, we know the government is still fresh and all, and that PMB has delivered on some promises already but it is our duty to keep track of his performance.