After the 2023 Nigeria presidential election has been won and lost, citizens have listed expectations from the winner of the polls in Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinbuu, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, declared the winner of the keenly contested presidential election with 36% of the 24,965,218 votes cast.
His closest rivals were Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi. Abubakar got 29% of the votes cast while got Obi got 25%.
Some Nigerians speaking of expectations from the president-elect asked him to give priority to the country’s security and economy.
They lamented that insecurity in many parts of the country had caused setbacks to farming and businesses.
Bala Shehu, a farmer, who expressed his delight over Tinubu’s victory, appealed to him to find a lasting solution to the security challenges in some parts of North when he assumed office.
He explained that the fear of kidnappers and gunmen had prevented farmers from visiting their farms in some parts of Katsina, Kaduna, and Zamfara states.
He advised Tinubu to provide the security agencies with the necessary logistics and support to curb crimes during his administration.
Mamman Sa’idu, a civil servant, who expressed his happiness for a peaceful conduct of the polls, urged Tinubu to consider the safety of the people and take proactive measures to improve the economy.
”I want to appeal to him to give priority to the security of lives and property of Nigerians and also improve the economy,” he explained.
Maryam Sabo, an entrepreneur, who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for credible polls, urged the president-elect to improve and diversify the economy.
She said that Nigeria’s over-dependence on oil could hinder economic growth, adding that there was the need for diversification.
Gloria Adewumi, a businesswoman, called on the president-elect to take urgent steps to revive the manufacturing sector so as to boost the local economy.
She advised the incoming government to reduce the tax rate so as to increase the volume of tax to enhance economic growth.
Adewumi also urged Tinubu to address the challenges in the education sector so as to address strike by university and polytechnic lecturers.