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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Senators' salary: I was resisted by my colleagues when I advocated for lower wages - Ben Bruce

Senators' salary: I was resisted by my colleagues when I advocated for lower wages - Ben Bruce

From the first day I got to the Senate, I advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker.

Senators' salary: I warned my colleagues against jumbo pay but they refused - Ben Bruce
- Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has revealed how he was resisted when he advocated for lower wages

- Senator Shehu Sani had disclosed that a member of the Senate receives N13.5million monthly as running cost

- Murray-Bruce said he told other senators that if Nigerian legislators earn higher than European legislators then Nigerian workers should be paid higher than European workers

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A senator representing Bayelsa east constituency, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Monday, March 12, said that he was resisted by his colleagues when he advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker.

We gathered that Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, had disclosed that a member of the Senate receives N13.5million monthly as running cost.

Ben Bruce in a tweet said he was shut down when he demanded for a higher minimum wages for Nigerian workers, adding that if the legislators are paid higher than European legislators then the workers's salary must be higher than that of European workers.

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"From the first day I got to the Senate, I advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker. I was resisted and made the personal decision to share my allowances with widows in my constituency.

"If we must pay our legislators higher than they pay European legislators then we must pay our workers higher than they pay European workers," he said.

Meanwhile, We had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was urged by foremost human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), to stop the jumbo salaries and allowances of federal legislators.

Senators' salary: I was resisted by my colleagues when I advocated for lower wages - Ben Bruce


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