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“I hear your cries, I share your pains”

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he understands the struggles that Nigerians are going through.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari looks on during a joint news conference with Cameroon's President Paul Biya in Abuja, Nigeria, May 4, 2016.

Buhari made the comments today, May 6, 2016, after

“Living in the State House does not alienate me from your daily struggles. I hear your cries, I share your pains. I commend the sacrifice, resilience, toughness of all Nigerians, who have continued to have hope and confidence of a great future,” Buhari said according to his media aide, Femi Adesina.

“This government is like no other. We are absolutely committed to changing the structure of the Nigerian economy once and for all.

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“I can't promise that it will be an easy journey, but can assure this govt you have freely elected will work with honesty and dedication.

“I shall speak in more details about the overall economic and social policies of the govt in my address on May 29, God willing,” he added.

Buhari finally signed the budget today after weeks of controversy.

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