BY ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, Abuja
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has observed that approval rating of the current administration improved tremendously in its second year.
This according to CDD is due to implementation of some campaign promises and implementation of government policies and programmes by various government ministries and departments.
CDD in its mid-term report, titled “Buharimeter Mid-Term Report” released on Sunday, noted that delay in the appointment of minister affected the administrations first year rating.
“The report, titled Buharimeter Mid-Term Report provides independent and systematic assessment of the performance of the incumbent administration against its 222 campaign promises. Buharimeter is a trailblazing initiative to measure the progress of the government, bridging the gap between the governing and the governed to make democratic accountability the norm. This is a must-read report for anyone wanting to keep up to date with Nigerian politics, governance and development.”
“According to the findings of our assessment, the performance of the incumbent administration improved during its second year in government. This may be partly because the government began to implement promises, having had time to prepare for outlined programmes and determine which resources are required.”
The report indicated that; “ministers who were not appointed until November 2015 began work in Year Two. “However, the government’s approach needs to be holistic and not limited to fighting corruption, tackling insecurity and pursuing a diversification agenda. While these are important for the socio-economic and political development of the country, commensurate effort should be made to revive education, health and other key sectors.”