Senator Ben Murray-Bruce representing Bayelsa East constituency, may be on a collision course with some of his colleagues after he advised that all public office holders except the president use their personal cars to serve the citizens.
Murray-Bruce who was tweeting with #BudgetCommonsense noted that how does Nigeria look when it borrows from the United Kingdom to fund the 2016 budget yet its expenses is more than that of the UK.
Read all Murray-Bruce’s tweet:
Are Nigerians aware the British PM only gets an annual grant of £30,000 for upkeep of his official living quarters? #BudgetCommonsense
How does Nigeria looks when we seek to borrow from UK to fund 2016 budget yet our expenses are higher than theirs? #BudgetCommonsense
I said except the President, we should all use personal cars because we look like fools if we spend more than our creditors #BudgetCommonsense
If the 2016 budget is passed as is, we will borrow ₦5 Billion daily. It will be irresponsible to spend debt on luxuries #BudgetCommonsense
Isn’t it embarrassing to fly a Presidential jet to a country we want to borrow from and whose own leaders have none? #BudgetCommonsense
I practice what I preach. In chambers and publicly, I call for reduction in pay. I share my allowance with my Constituents #BudgetCommonsense
My name is Ben Murray-Bruce and I just want to make Commonsense!