Senator representing Bayelsa central Ben Murray-Bruce has lashed out at an unnamed Nigerian political leader for not following the principles of the Made-in-Nigeria campaign he is going about preaching.
[caption id="attachment_898547" align="alignnone" width="700"] Made-in-Nigeria campaign: Senator Ben Murray-Bruce unhappy with politicians' reactions[/caption]
Although he did not mention the name of the leader, Ben Bruce wondered why the leader would be so hypocritical to campaign for use of Nigerian products when he uses foreign made cars.
“A leader opens himself to ridicule when he preaches made in Nigeria at a conference then is escorted to board his convoy of foreign cars!”
Although Ben Bruce did not name the leader he is accusing of hypocrisy, it may have been Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is the champion of made-in-Nigeria goods and is said to have a fleet of imported cars in his retinue.
“The recession is caused by the mentality of our leaders. If we want our healthcare to improve then let us stop paying politicians like me jumbo pay and instead pay doctors jumbo pay.”
Ben Bruce also urged that the huge salaries of politicians should be reduced while workers like medical doctors should be better paid for their services.
“If we want our education sector to improve let us stop paying politicians like me jumbo salary and rather pay teachers maximum allowances.”
NAIJ.com recalls that in keeping faith with the made-in-Nigeria campaign, the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 23 approved the purchase of made-in-Nigeria vehicles worth N464 million for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The vehicles include 50 pick-up vans to be purchased from Innoson Motors, Nnewi, and 27 Peugeot 301 cars to be bought from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Kaduna.