President Muhammadu Buhari
Shortly after signing into law the 2016 National Budget, President Muhammadu Buhari, took a minute to appreciate Nigerians for their patience, toughness and resilience.
After several weeks of horse-trading between the presidency and the National Assembly over the controversial 2016 National Budget dubbed 'Budget of Corruption', President Muhammadu Buhari, today, 6th May 2016, signed the budget into law.
Femi Adesina, the presidential special adviser on media and publicity took to his Twitter page to disclose the short statement made by President Buhari shortly after the official signing of the budget.
"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.
"This government is like no other. We are absolutely committed to changing the structure of the Nigerian economy once and for all.
"I can't promise that it will be an easy journey, but can assure this govt you have freely elected will work with honesty & 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," President Muhammadu Buhari.