Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola has flayed Senator Ben Murray Bruce for offering to donate his wardrobe allowance to workers in Osun state who are owed 8 months salaries.
The senator representing Bayelsa central senatorial district took to twitter on Wednesday, June 17, to announce that upon receiving his wardrobe allowance, he will divide it into two portions, donating half to the Osun state workers and the other half to the head of widows association in his community.
See tweets below:
However, the good gesture by Murray Bruce has attracted the ire of the Osun state governor who accused the Senator of taking advantage of the plight of the Osun state workers to score cheap political points.
In a statement made available to Premium Times, the governor through the his spokesman, Semiu Okanlawon, on Wednesday, the governor faulted Senator Bruce for turning the plight of Nigerian workers to a thing of entertainment.
He blamed the inability of several states of the federation to pay their workers salaries on the past administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He urged on the Senator to rather call for the reduction of the jumbo allowances accrued to the lawmakers rather than engaging in self-serving philanthropy.
See the full statement below
Why is Senator Murray-Bruce mocking Nigerian workers?
My attention has been drawn to a tweet by a member of Upper chamber of the National Assembly Senator Ben Murray Bruce of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bayelsa saying he will not reject the alleged hefty pay for members of the National Assembly but collect it and donate to Osun workers.
Several Nigerians have reacted angrily to the news that the members of the 8th National Assembly (NASS) have allocated a N9billion as wardrobe allowance for its 469 lawmakers.