Senator Murray-Bruce statement trailed hilarious reactions, as he criticised the Buhari Government for not paying adequate attention to the condition of service of Nigerian Civil Servants with the present economic reality of Nigeria.
No fewer than 500 Canadian doctors, as well as over 150 medical students, had on Thursday have signed a public letter protesting their pay rise.
The group under the aegis of the Quebec doctors stressed that they are offended because they would receive raises when nurses and patients are struggling in the country
Following the rear occurrence, Murray-Bruce took to his twitter handle on Thursday to say “Nigerian Government cannot pay her doctors well, but she can budget ₦1.1 billion to clean a government office.’’
At a time Canadian doctors are protesting that they are being paid too much (your eyes don’t deceive you), doctors in Nigeria are on strike for not being paid enough. We can’t pay our doctors well, but we can budget ₦1.1 billion to clean a government office. Which way Nigeria?
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 8, 2018
But the senator’s statement did not go well with most of his followers, who advised him and his colleagues in the senate to emulate the Canadian doctors and protest against their “high” pay.
This is coming a day after Senator Shehu Sani disclosed that a Nigerian senator receive N13.5 million monthly as “running cost.”, excluding monthly salary.
Below are some of the reactions Ben Bruce’s tweet generated;
This tweet should have ended with “why can’t Nigerian Senators be like Canadian doctors by protesting that they are being paid too much?” That’s the only analogy that makes sense here. 1 Senator running cost = at least 60 🇳🇬 Doctors! 109×60 = 6,530 Doctors! This is the story!!! https://t.co/aVqA01w3AZ
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 9, 2018
Sounds nice, let it start from the Senate. You people should cut down your Maxi bumper wages. Charity begins at home, don’t throw stone when you live in glass house. 13.5m monthly and 220million constituency allowance. Ole ni yin
— Sekere (@sekere_111) March 8, 2018
Sir,you and your colleagues in the senate and House of assembly can also protest that your allowances are too much…what do you think?
— Izuchukwu (@Izzo_Hova) March 8, 2018
How can you be on a table and still be shaking it??
— Iykay Lodah (@peekayok44) March 8, 2018
I love reading your post sir because of your structural and tactical approach but your hypocrisy glows brighter than the Sun in the day and the moon at night!
— Omo Ure 🇳🇬 (@Iam__temmy) March 9, 2018
Canadian doctors have shown that people can protest that they get too much while others get nothing.
— Arua Ezinne Celine (@Spearszed) March 8, 2018
You seem to be oblivious of the fact that you’re a part of the all these inefficiencies & insensitivities! Why have you not refused & stopped your colleagues from amassing N13.5million as extra running cost as revealed recently by Senator Shehu Sani? Tell us your part in it.
— Olubiyi Bibi Falemara-Williams (@bibi2williams) March 8, 2018