Nigerians have expressed dissatisfaction on government’s efforts towards provision of social amenities including electricity, motorable roads, security and employment.
This was the outcome of a latest research conducted nationwide by leading research agency, TNSRMS.
From the survey, majority of respondents (39%) said government is not responsive to their needs such as employment, electricity, security, electricity, and economic development. This sentiment was mentioned prominently across sampled states.
For instance about 46% of respondents are indifferent about PHCN’s performance. A quarter (25%) said electricity performance has been stagnant. Respondents in Kano, Ibadan and Kano said the performance of PHCN is now worse, while 39% in Lagos and 32% in Kano said PHCN’s performance had remained the same. Only 4% of respondents said PHCN was performing satisfactorily.
Corruption topped the challenges facing Nigeria, followed by crime, terrorism and breakdown of rule and order. This view was prominent across all sampled states. This sentiment was, however, lower in Enugu compared to other states. Terrorism and crime are also key problems facing the country, which was also mentioned prominently across all sampled states.
There was mixed feelings regarding the performance of the Nigerian economy. Only 2% of respondents said the economy was performing satisfactorily, close to a third (28%) said it was somewhat performing well, while 29% said it has been stagnant – stayed the same. 41% of respondents said the economy’s performance is now worse than before.