Poll scores Buhari 70 per cent in first month
President Muhammadu Buhari
A recent poll conducted by NOI Polls, an opinion research
agency founded by a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala, says 70 per cent of Nigerians surveyed
approved President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s performance in
office in the first month.
NOI Polls works in partnership with a United States-based
The Gallup Poll to conduct periodic opinion polls and studies
on various socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria.
The Presidentâ€™s assessment poll, according to a statement
on the agencyâ€™s website on Wednesday, was conducted to
gauge the opinions of Nigerians regarding the approval
rating of the Presidentâ€™s first 30 days in office and the
current state of power supply in the country.
According to the poll, the President recorded 87 per cent
approval rating in the North-East, North-West and North-
Central zones while the South-East zone accounted for the
greatest percentage of respondents who disapproved of the
The poll also revealed that the South-South zone accounted
for the largest fraction of respondents who were neutral,
with 26 per cent.
â€œWith a sample of this size, we can say with 95 per cent
confidence that the results obtained are statistically
precise,â€ the agency said.
The poll seems to follow the pattern of election results of
Buhari in the 2015 general election.
Buhari, who contested the office for the fourth time, polled
15,424,921 votes against former President Goodluck
Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party to clinch the
Buhari won the election in 16 northern states and five
south-western states, while Jonathan won the poll in three
northern states, the FCT and 12 South-South and South-
The statement read, â€œRespondents to the poll were asked
two specific questions. The first sought to assess the
opinion of Nigerians on the performance of President
Muhammadu Buhari after 30 days in office. Respondents
were asked: Do you approve or disapprove of the
performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in the past
â€œThe outcome revealed that 70 per cent of Nigerians
surveyed approved of President Buhariâ€™s job performance in
June 2015 (first 30 days in office). On the contrary, 12 per
cent of the respondents disapproved, whereas 18 per cent
of the respondents were neutral as they neither approved
nor disapproved of the Presidentâ€™s performance.
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