Nigerians remind President Buhari pre-election promises

Civil society members say inaction against corrupt politicians against Muhammadu Buhari's election campaign

Nigerians remind President Buhari pre-election promises

World Bulletin / News Desk

The civil society in Nigeria on Friday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently review his cabinet and remove members who face corruption allegations.

At a town hall meeting held in capital Abuja, members said that the administration’s response to economic woes of the country was not satisfactory.

They urged the president to dedicate funds to sectors capable of lifting citizens out of poverty.

The #StateOfNigeria meeting was organized by the Center of Democracy and Development, a civil society group working across West Africa.

It aims to track the success of Buhari’s election campaign in 2015.

Buhari, when he was elected in May 2015 promised to defeat the Boko Haram group, revive the economy and take strong action against corruption.

During the meeting, the ongoing separatist agitations across the country, especially in the mainly ethnic Igbo southeast region, were blamed on the waning public confidence in the government.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ekim 2017, 14:47