It was gathered that Bayelsa state, senator-elect, Ben Murray Bruce has stated that the hottest place in hell should be reserved for Nigerian governors who have failed to pay the salaries of their workers.
Murray-Bruce who is chairman of Silverbird Group stated this in a series of tweets against the conduct of governors on his official Twitter page. “The hottest place in hell should be reserved for Governors who live large at public expense while workers with children have not been paid!,” he wrote.
It would be recalled that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Isa Yuguda of Bauchi are some of the governors who fall into this category. “As far as I’m concerned, until all state workers are paid their salary, no governor, no commissioner, no special adviser should collect salary or allowance,” Murray-Bruce stated. Murray-Bruce also stated that:
“It’s unacceptable for a governor who inherited a surplus from his predecessor to leave debt for the incoming governor and still want pension for life.”
He noted that he would push for the removal of immunity clause when the 8th Assembly gets underway, adding that, he was not in politics for the money.
“I’m not going to the senate to make money. I have much more than I need. I’m going there to serve God by fighting for the good of Nigerians.”