Senator Ben Murray Bruce,the lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, has promised to donate his wardrobe allowance to the unpaid workers in Osun State.
He made this known via his Twitter handle.
For about seven months now, workers in the Osun State civil service are yet to be paid their salaries.
But in a swift reaction, the Osun State government lampooned the lawmaker , saying he was playing to the gallery just as he said he (Murray-Bruce) was trivialising the issue.
The Senator said “I, Ben Murray Bruce, will not sit down idly, while my fellow citizens die because salaries have not been paid. As a first step, I am immediately donating my wardrobe allowance to unpaid workers in Osun State and widows in my Constituency
We are starting in Osun, but we will not end there. I will do as much to help workers who’ve not been paid in other states.”
He, however, called on his friends and followers to make contributions to alleviate the plight of the workers.
He said “I call on all my friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook to donate non perishable food items for these our brothers in need. As soon as my wardrobe allowance is paid, I will divide it into two. Half will be publicly given to the NLC Chairman Osun.”
“The other half will be publicly given to the head of widows association in my community of Aksasa”, he added.