12 October 2011
IT seems too fast and too soon for it to hit terra firma but that is just the way it appears headed. Simply put, the pristine image of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan prior to his taking office a mere 137 days ago appears to have taken a huge dent in the consciousness of Nigerians in all strata of society and across the country.
To be sure, the high expectations of a better tomorrow whipped up in the citizenry by the President’s coming on May 29, 2011 has started to wane; no thanks to the parlous state of virtually all sectors of national life, especially the economy and the growing sense of insecurity nationwide occasioned by sectarian bombing, resurgent militancy and armed banditry, and the seeming incapability of government to tackle them headlong.
The Guardian opinion Poll (GoP) conducted to gauge the mood of the nation across the six geo-political zones on the performance of the President over his 100 days in office appears to indicate that Nigerians are yet to feel the positive impact of the government in most sectors of the economy and are of the view that much still needed to be done, and swiftly too.