In celebration of Democracy Day on 29 May, the country’s acting president reassured Nigerians that promised change is on the way. He also listed several achievements, of which we checked out 3.

With President Muhammadu Buhari away on indefinite medical leave, acting-president Yemi Osinbajo gave Nigeria’s 2017 Democracy Day speech.

The annual speech on 29 May is regarded as the country’s informal state of the nation address. (Note: A parliamentary bill to compel presidents to periodically address Nigerians on the state of the nation was vetoed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.)

In his speech, Osinbajo gave an account of the government’s efforts over the past 2 years in delivering on promises made to Nigerians.

This story was first published by Africa Check, a Wits Journalism project.  Please click on the following link to read the full article: Nigeria’s Democracy Day speech: Fact-checking sovereign savings, rice imports & infrastructure spend