It's a new year, and everyone is looking to start on a good note. Most people have drawn up goals, plans and resolutions they hope would guide their lives throughout the year, so have governments. Towards the end of last year, the Nigerian government passed its 2022 budget and even laid down a new medium-term development plan.
But 2022 is not like every other year.
It's the year before the general elections, and it is also the final year the Buhari government spends in power because every president is entitled to just two tenures (four years each). Therefore, regardless of how you feel, the Buhari government will end in 2023.
This election is also quite important to Nigerians because the economy has suffered two recessions in the last five years; inflation and unemployment are also at alarmingly high rates. So, Nigeria is desperately in need of some fiscal guidance.