Gov. Aregbesola slams Ben Bruce for donating own Wardrobe Allowance

arebenOsun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola blasts Senator Ben Bruce for plans to donate his wardrobe Allowance to the workers in osun state who are owed 8 months salary.

Ben, a senator representing bayelsa central  took to twitter on wednesday 17th, and announced that on receiving his Wardrobe Allowance, he will divide it into two portions, donating half to the osun state workers and the other half to the heed of widows association in his community.

Unfortunately, Ben`s tweets was attacked by Gov. Aregbesola, accusing him of taking the problems of osun state workers to score cheap political points.

Gov. Aregbesola said, through his spokesperson, Semiu Okanlawon :

“My attention has been drawn to a tweet by a member of Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Ben Murray Bruce of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bayelsa saying he will not reject the alleged hefty pay for members of the National Assembly but collect it and donate to Osun State Workers.

It is saddening and tragic that Mr. Murray Bruce whom many had accorded a lot of respect is too early in the day joining the fray of politicization and trivializing the salary issue affecting more than half of the states of the federation in this ridiculous manner.


While Nigerians are in hot debate over the alleged jumbo pay and the mood of the country Murray Bruce seems to have turned the plight of Nigerian Workers to a thing of an entertainment.

Of all the states in the federation who are battling to pay salaries as a result of the precarious economic situation his party the PDP threw Nigeria into, why is it that it is Osun he wants to take his pay to? This is certainly playing to the gallery and nothing but a mockery in the faces of Nigerian workers and not only of Osun extraction. It is not only wicked but ungodly to play politics with the suffering of the people.

If the Senator`s conscience tells him his pay is too high especially in the face of the prevailing economic predicament of Nigeria, the most honourable thing to do is to lead a protest for reduction and not a self serving philanthropy only in the direction of Osun workers.”

Semiu Okanlawon.

Director Bureau of Communication and Strategy

Office of the Governor, Oshogbo.

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