As President Muhammadu Buhari continues as leader of the Republic of Nigeria there have been a few criticisms about his domestic efforts to pull the country together when he has invested, what some would consider alot of time in foreign affairs, specifically relating to his trips abroad. He has also been criticized internationally for his position that Boko Haram no longer has strongholds in Nigeria. Positively, he has been touted as an anti-corruption leader, although sluggish in stamping out corruption in key sectors like the oil industry he has been commended for his efforts in firing several director generals in recent weeks. Take this exclusive Buhari quiz to learn more about Buhari’s past and present ideology:
1.) When asked in an interview with the Telegraph UK about Nigerians use of migrant routes to come to the UK to claim asylum, saying their lives are at risk from Boko Haram. Buhari responded with:
a.) “Nigeria has a difficult road ahead, I don’t quite understand why some of our citizens have decided to live abroad, they should make a decision to stay home and build their country.”
b.) “I don’t think Nigerians have anybody to blame. They can remain at home, where their services are required to rebuild the country.”
c.) “One of the biggest suspects of Boko Haram is in Britain now, although I am not going to name that person. But Britain has earned our respect in the way it deals with these matters”.
2.) How old is President Muhammadu Buhari?
3.) President Buhari’s wife is quoted as saying what in response to questions asked of her about if there will be a “House of the First Lady”?
a.) “If the office of the first lady is constitutionally recognized, he will not tamper with it, but if it is not that’s okay. For me, I will perform my duties and role as the wife of the President of Nigeria traditionally.”
b.) “I know as you all come from far away, it comes with many challenges, but for those of you who have been in Nigeria for long will agreed with me that, hospitality of our people will make you feel at home.”
c.) “I assure you there will not be a house of the First Lady as that puts into question the Federal Government’s budget. I do not need to live in excess.”
4.) In what year did President Buhari originally conduct a coup d’état essentially taking over the government from democratically elected President Shehu Shagari?
5.) Buhari is often seen wearing what type of traditional Nigerian garment?
c.) cotton wool sheath scarf
6.) Buahri’s family is known to originally be from what area in Nigeria?
a.) Daura, Katsina State
b.) Maifudgri, Borno State
c.) Gusua, Zamfara State
7.) In 2015 during his election campaign Buhari is quoted as saying what in regards to his stance on corruption?
a.) “I will stabilize the global oil price and prevent corrupt politicians for waging war on the oil market.”
b.) “We will stop corruption and make the ordinary people, the weak and the vulnerable our top priority.”
c.) “Corruption was a deep part of the former administration of Goodluck Jonathan.”
8.) Buhari has made how many foreign visits since being sworn in as president?
a.) 14 trips to 14 countries
b.) 21 trips to 18 countries
c.) 19 trips to 14 countries
9.) In what period did Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo briefly take the reigns as president of Nigeria during Buhari’s absence?
a.) February 8, 2015
b.) February 4, 2015
c.) February 5, 2015
Answers: a, a, a, b, a, a, b, c, c