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NGO rates Jonathan average on economic devt

By EBUN SESSOU
THE NOI Polls Limited, a research and knowledge management organisation, has rated the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan average in electricity supply, job creation and educational development, among others, after one year in office.

The report also indicated a declining performance  for the administration, saying, “President Goodluck Jonathan should realise that although his administration is currently ranked average notwithstanding, his approval rating is on the decline.”

The report, further stressed the need for the administration to double its efforts and focus on critical areas that would have far-reaching implications on the lives of Nigerians.

It also warned that if these were not implemented, the current approval rating might continue to experience further decline.

The administration, it noted, urgently needed to tackle security challenges facing the country, particularly bombings by terrorists.

The report, which was signed by Dr. Bell Ihua, Director of Research NOI Polls Limited, conducted a snap poll to gauge the opinions of Nigerians regarding the performance of the President Jonathan administration.

, and his approval rating, after one year in office.

A similar poll conducted by NOI Polls in August 201, suggested the combination of effective force and dialogue as a means of tackling the Boko Haram menace.

It also called for adequate investment in modern infrastructure and intelligence gathering for policing, as well as effective training and retraining of security personnel at all levels.

The administration, it explained, needed to focus its policy on stimulating a more friendly business environment, to attract both local and foreign investors, who would in turn create jobs for the teeming mass of unemployed youths.

“The need for this is highlighted by the increasing rate of crime, militancy, and youth restiveness that has previously been linked to the level of unemployment in the country,” it added


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