Security and economy are among the priorities Nigerians have set on the agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari, who took office on Friday.
The governing party, the All Progressives Congress, has announced that the new administration inherited a huge debt of at least 60 billion U.S. dollars from the immediate past government.
The political party said, therefore, the tasks ahead were enormous.
Security and economic reforms are high on the agenda, said political analyst Fisayo Kolawole.
Bosun Arogunmasa, a public affairs analyst in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Lagos, said stamping out corruption or reducing it to its lowest ebb should also be the priority of the new government.
“Once corruption is eradicated, the system will be just too good to work. But where corruption thrives, nothing works,” he said.
Noting that education is the bedrock of any progressive society, Motunrayo Pelemo, a Nigerian student, said the new government should do everything possible to fix the education system in Nigeria.
“A nation that educates its people will be better for it,” she added.
Buhari promised at his inauguration that citizens of the African most populous country would have no regrets on the long run as he would do everything humanly possible to fix the problems.
“At home, we face enormous challenges. Insecurity, pervasive corruption, the hitherto unending and seemingly impossible fuel and power shortages are the immediate concerns,” he said.
“We are going to tackle them head on. Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted national responsibility to us,” the Nigerian leader said in his inaugural speech.
In the coming days, the Nigerian leader will begin to appoint his cabinet members. Enditem