- Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has said his colleagues at the National Assembly do not work on expanding their knowledge base
- Murray-Bruce said as a senator, one has to read and understand what happens in the world
- The senator also added that his colleagues are all focused on making laws that are meant for the past
The senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, has said he is angry at the knowledge level displayed by his colleagues in the 8th Senate.
The senator said that the way some of them behave made him to think that they do not work on expanding their knowledge base, Premium Times reports.
It should be noted that Murray Bruce once sponsored the bills to phase out petrol cars in the country and make Nigeria a visa-free nation, which were rejected.
The senator used his valedictory speech on Thursday, June 6, to get back at some of the senators who rejected his bills, adding that they are making laws for the past.
“Lawmakers make laws about the future and not the past. This is important for the ninth Senate (to learn from). When you are a senator, you have to read and understand what happens in the world. Knowledge changes every six months. Whatever knowledge you have today, in six months’ time it becomes irrelevant.
“Some of the bills I presented and were rejected made me think that some of us do not read. In the ninth Senate it is important that you are up to date (with) modern technology and the realities of the world, because if you are not, you do not make laws about yesterday but the future," he said.
The senator, however, hoped that the next Senate will debate on issues surrounding the green energy, adding that the leadership of the 9th National Assembly should be chosen by the 109 members of the Senate and not the executive.
“I hope the next Senate will talk about (debate) green energy, electric cars, diaspora voting, laws that will help the economy, help the executive.
“I want the executive to know that the leadership of the ninth Senate should be chosen by 109 members of the Senate and not the executive,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Murray-Bruce lamented the nation’s continued quest to discover oil in the north rather than educate about 12 million out of school children.
The lawmaker said the situation is a sad one in that the crave for oil was coming at a time when the world is phasing out crude.
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