Top three best president Nigeria ever had from 1960 to 2022
Since Nigeria got her independence in the year 1960, there have been many presidents both military and civil one
Some of this president’s staff tried hard to attend to the needs of the people. Though some ruled with iron hand..
In the history of Nigeria, there are few presidents that people their regime can rate seventy percent according to the work the did for the country
In this article, we will discuss the top three best presidents Nigeria ever had and how they ruled the country during their regimes.
These top three presidents are
- President Olusegun Obasanjo,
- Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (from 2007–2010)
- President Ebele Jonathan (from 2010–2015).
These three men played a tremendous impact in ensuring that the people they led were being cared for.
They provided almost everything that the people required from their leader.
President Olusegun Obasanjo,
Obasanjo was a military head of state of Nigeria
President Olusegun Obasanjo was Nigeria’s best president from 1960 till date,This conclusion is made as no other president has done what Obasanjo did during his regime.
It’s hard for all Nigerians to believe that their president is doing better due to ethno-religious issues, but President Olusegun Obasanjo was the only president that ruled Nigeria in a way that favoured every Nigerian. Both ethnic and religious issues were not encountered during his time.
What made President Olusegun Obasanjo the best president Nigeria ever had?.
President Olusegun Obasanjo was considered the best president Nigeria ever had due to his excellence service he renderd to the people during his year of presidency.
Here are a few things President Olusegun Obasanjo did during his time that bring us to the conclusion that he is the best president Nigeria has ever had from 1960 till date.
Considering the efforts made by present and past presidents, the things done by Obasanjo have never been done before.
Some of his accomplishments that have earned him the title of Nigeria’s best president include
- Action towards security
Security: Obasanjo was one of the Nigerian presidents that provided security for the people. He created the EFCC and ICPT to ensure the provision of security at its peak.
Nigeria became a better place to live after the establishment of the EFCC and the ICPT, with the high rate of corruption decreasing as a result of the EFCC’s efforts and pressure in combating and eradicating corruption.
- Internet development
Before President Obasanjo took over the presidential position, Nigeria was blind to the internet.
Only a few reachable people managed to get a cell phone as the cost of purchasing and managing one was a huge amount of money.
No other president cared or played any role in providing the modern means of communication to the people until Obasanjo entered the seat.
He achieved this through the encouragement and stimulation of foreign direct investment in the telecom sector.
MTN and some other network service providing companies came into existence.
- Nigeria Dept.
It was only during the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo that Nigeria was able to clear their department. Nigeria was owing other countries a huge amount of money, but through the excellent work of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria cleared the dept and became free. However, after his regime, the next president couldn’t handle the country properly as Obasanjo did, and this resulted in taking Nigeria back to borrowing money again.
It’s only during the President Olusegun Obasanjo era that Nigeria was department free.
- public servants
President Olusegun Obasanjo increased the salaries of all public servants during his regime.
He was the only president that increased the salaries of our workers without any union action.
Despite the fact that he paid all of Nigeria’s debts to other countries, he worked hard to ensure that all public servants received raises in their salaries, regardless of the sector in which they worked.
- The development of the country
Before Obasanjo became president, major roads in Nigeria were not motorable.
He played a great role in the construction of roads and ensuring the development of some places in Nigeria.
- Actions towards the people
Obasanjo provided the NAFDAC and NCDC to ensure that people’s lives are properly preserved by fighting and eradicating fake drugs and unhealthy foods, those agencies are still working hard even as he left the official position.
President Umaru yaradua.
President Umaru yaradua was the second in the list of the best president Nigeria ever had.
He is dead now but the seed he sow in Nigeria is not dead
President Umaru Musa Yar’adua died in May 2010 after battling with illness for months.
The next president that played a great role in Nigeria was Yardua.
Among the things he did were the following:
- Reduction in the price of gasoline at the pump
It was only during the Yardua regime that petroleum prices decreased instead of increasing.
Through most of the history of Nigeria, petroleum prices were only reduced during the Yardua regime.
- Implementation of the 18,000 minimum wage
Yaradua made it mandatory that the minimum salary of government workers must be eighteen thousand naira per month.
Nigerians had enough security during his regime.
President Goodluck Eberechukwu Jonathan.
President Goodluck is the third-best president Nigeria has ever had.
In the year 2011 he was elected President of Nigeria.
Below are a few things he did that made people believe that he was one of the best leaders Nigeria ever had.
- Road construction.
President Goodluck Eberechukwu Jonathan played a great role in ensuring development in all parts of Nigeria.
- He constructed many state and federal roads, airports, and sea ports.
Some of the roads that include
During his regime, the new Loko-Oweto Bridge over the River Benue, linking Nasarawa and Benue States, was constructed during his regime, as was the Second Niger Bridge in Onitsha/Asaba, linking Anambra and Delta States.
1. Finishing the Enugu-Abakaliki Road
Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road section I (Ibadan-Oyo) in Oyo State
3. In Anambra State, the dualization of the Onitsha-Owerri Road (Section I) and the Onitsha Eastern Bypass.
4. Uba-Mbalala road in Borno State.
5. The Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road in the states of Zamfara and Sokoto.
6. Enugu and Ebonyi States’ Obiozora-Uburu-Ishiagu Road.
7. Road leading to the Kaduna Refinery in Kaduna State
8. Oyo State’s Gbogan-Iwo road.
9. Imo and Abia States’ Owerri-Aba Road
Nigerian are very impressed to the service this three men rendered during their regime.