When the senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray Bruce, revealed why he does not give a hoot about making money in the Senate, little did he know he was going to get the attention of some of his followers who would negate him.
The senator took to his twitter page not long ago to disabuse the minds of everyone who cares to know by saying: ”People who think I’m in the Senate to make money amuse me. Every month, I pay over 1000 people above minimum wage. God blessed my hard work!”
People who think I'm in the Senate to make money amuse me. Every month, I pay over 1000 people above minimum wage. God blessed my hard work!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) December 4, 2015
While some hailed him for not following others in the house, the senator’s tweet obviously didn’t go well with some of his followers. One of them even claimed the senator stole money from Nigerian Television Authority money as a director general. The twitter user telling the senator to shut up, claimed he was able to steal the money with the help of late Stella Obasanjo, a former first lady, who was the senator’s girlfriend as at the time. Read reactions to his tweet below:
@benmurraybruce is NTA money u stole when u r DG with the help of ur girl friend late Stella Obasanjo..Stop talkin nonsense use common sence
— Mahmud Ahmad (@Mahmud_guru) December 4, 2015
@Mahmud_guru imagine the level of intelligence you just spewed! I hail you sir
— Clement Ukut (@excasey) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce As you worked hard for yrself oya work hard to build Nigeria too instead of just working hard to promote your image
— ET Phone Home (@ETRamp123) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce you never strike me as chasing money in the senate. But I want you to chase away money chasers!!!!
— Wale Adediran (@WAdediran) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce Bross, You also Make Money in the senate; Just that You might Use it Pay Your Staffs but don't tell Us fallacy jare.
— IfeMide (LFC) (@ifedayomide85) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce Yes, but you still earn an obscene amount in the context of the Nigerian economy even if it doesn't make you any richer.
— Danny (@dannygagar) December 4, 2015
I know some of your staff and they are living a very decent life… Keep up the good work Sir. @benmurraybruce
— Ikponoabasi (@MztaIkp) December 4, 2015
— omoba (@fafomoba) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce you can still join the likes of facebook sell 50% in silverbird to the poor and I will know you are serious.
— Oni-Orisan Oladipupo (@oniorisan) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce,u know why I like u, u are in govt but u still choose to speak against them to do what is right unlike some people we know.
— ESINMAJE (@esinegbe) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce but u collect the wardrobe money & pocket't despite ur promise of didicating't to osun workers what's hapening mr brag?
— El-HERSSERN BIG TIME (@JEYBOY215) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce most people will say you are boasting but i say you have every right to boast. God bless your good work sir
— Agiang Christian (@ekstien) December 4, 2015
Uncle @benmurraybruce It Have Do!!!! You Dont Need To Convince People, We believe your intuition…
— Mr. Black (@Iyketwits) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce Ameen, may God give d wealthy among of us the wisdom & opportunity to invest their wealth so that our youth will get job
— Sadiq Abubakar Baba (@sadiqbabaa) December 4, 2015
@benmurraybruce you are a blessing to this generation, we are solidly behind you, some hate u bcos they are envious of you.
— i vote davidmark (@ivotedavidmark) December 4, 2015
Meanwhile, the senator recently faulted the calls by some state governors to reduce the minimum wage of N18,000 downward. He advised state governors against contemplating with the move which according to him is unjustifiable.