Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has faulted Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s gesture to give half of his wardrobe allowance to
unpaid Osun workers, noting that, some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states are also owing salaries.
a statement by Semiu Okanlawon, Director Bureau of Communication and
Strategy, Office of the Governor, he said why has Murray-Bruce chosen
Osun over other states.
“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.
“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
“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.
“If 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 Ossun workers,” the statement read.