If you have not been following the drama between the Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola and Senator Ben Murray Bruce of Bayelsa State over unpaid salaries and wardrobe allowance, then we have got your back 🙂
It all started yesterday when
Murray-Bruce a newly elected Senator, chairman of the Silverbird Group
who is becoming quite popular on Twitter let it be known that he will be
donating his wardrobe allowance to workers of Osun State who are owed
seven months salaries.
The Governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, did not take kindly to Bruce’s largess, calling it ungodly and wicked. He replied to the Senator in a statement which read
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.It is saddening and tragic that Mr. Murray Bruce whom many had
accorded a lot of respect is too early in the day joining the fray of
politicisation and trivialising the salary issue affecting more than
half of the states of the federation in this ridiculous manner.
While Nigerians are in hot debate over the alleged jumbo pay and the
mood of the country Murray Bruce seems to have turned the plight of
Nigerian workers to a thing of an entertainment.
Of all the states
in the federation who are battling to pay salaries as a result of the
precarious economic situation his party the PDP threw Nigeria into why
is it that it is Osun he wants to take his pay to? This is certainly
playing to the gallery and nothing but a mockery in the faces of
Nigerian workers and not only of Osun extraction. It is not only wicked
but ungodly to play politics with the suffering of the people.
the Senator’s conscience tells him his pay is too high especially in the
face of the prevailing economic predicament of Nigeria the most
honourable thing to do is to lead a protest for reduction and not a self
serving philanthropy only in the direction of Osun workers.
Bruce still insists he will do what his conscience asks him to and that
is donate to the unpaid Osun State workers. Today he tweeted,