Buhari won the Nigerian presidential election back in 2015 – following three failed attempts – on a promise that he would turn the ailing economy around, tapping into his background as a retired military general to end insecurity. In this first part of our series, we evaluate a variety of data spanning several years, to create a picture of Buhari’s economic success – and his failures.
This is part 5 of a 5-part series
In northern Nigeria, Buharinomics has had limited success. Despite substantial investment in agriculture and infrastructure, escalating food and fuel prices and ongoing insecurity continues to plague Buhari’s political stronghold and have put a dent in his reputation there. Meanwhile, citizens continue to suffer from unemployment, poverty and reduced agricultural output. Although the cost of living continues to rise, so has discontent around Buhari’s leadership.