First Lady Aisha Buhari Assesses President Buhari’s Tenure: Achievements and Challenges

First Lady Aisha Buhari Assesses President Buhari’s Tenure: Achievements and Challenges

...By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.

As Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to hand over power to Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on May 29, 2023, Aisha Buhari, the First Lady, offers her personal evaluation of her husband’s tenure.


In an interview with The Sun, Aisha provides insights into President Buhari’s achievements and rates his performance in various areas, particularly focusing on security and infrastructure.

Assessment of Campaign Promises:

Aisha acknowledges that President Buhari managed to fulfill approximately 50 percent of his campaign promises during his eight-year term.

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She emphasizes the significant progress made in areas such as road construction, bridge development, and overall infrastructure.

Aisha commends her husband’s efforts and recognizes the positive impact he has had in these domains.

Rating on Security:

When asked about her husband’s performance in ensuring national security, Aisha gives a score of around 70 percent.

She notes the notable improvements, citing the absence of roadblocks and barricades that were once prevalent.


Aisha further comments on the current issue of kidnapping, suggesting that it has become more organized within family circles.

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She believes that insurgency and banditry may be facilitated by certain local individuals, though she emphasizes that the security situation would be significantly better without collusion.

She asserts that the administration has achieved a commendable 90 percent success rate in maintaining security.

Preserving the Unity of Nigeria:

Aisha underscores that President Buhari inherited a united Nigeria and is determined to hand over the country in the same condition.

She emphasizes the importance of preserving the nation’s unity and stability throughout the transition of power.

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Aisha Buhari’s assessment of President Buhari’s tenure provides insights into his achievements and areas where progress was made.

She acknowledges that approximately 50 percent of the campaign promises were fulfilled, particularly highlighting advancements in infrastructure.

Aisha rates the administration’s performance in ensuring security at around 70 percent, noting improvements while acknowledging persistent challenges.


Additionally, she emphasizes President Buhari’s commitment to maintaining the unity and integrity of Nigeria during the leadership transition.

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