Bayelsa East district Senator, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has responded to the recent allegation by the Osun State Government that he is trying to score cheap political points by using the plights of the Osun state workers.
Ben Murray Bruce who is the former chairman of Silverbird Entertainment however said that in the spirit of the month of Ramadan observed by Muslim faithfuls he will ignore the Osun state government and critics of his decision.
He said: “I’ll take whatever attacks come my way but nothing & nobody can dissuade me from doing what my conscience directs in helping my fellow man.
The month of Ramadan is here. Many unpaid workers will fast. With what will they break their fast? I thought of that and it moved me to act.
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I may not be a Muslim, but I respect Islam and I believe that it is wrong for me to respond to any attack during the Holy month of Ramadan.
I wish the Muslim Ummah a successful fast. Please pray for God’s intervention in Nigeria so that peace may return. Ramadan Kareem, ” he posted on twitter.
Osun State is part of the Nigerian states who have failed to pay their workers and in Osun, they are owing workers up to seven months salaries.
On Wednessday, Ben Murray Bruce had wrote: “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.”
However the Osun State government lampooned the lawmaker accusing him of playing to the gallery and trivialising the sad situation.