Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has disclosed that members of the Nigeria senate rejected his proposal for the reduction of wages and allowances of lawmakers.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) had disclosed that a member of the Senate receives N13.5million monthly as running cost.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Murray-Bruce stated that he was shut down when he demanded for a higher minimum wages for Nigerian workers.
He noted that if legislators are paid higher than European legislators then the workers’s salary must be higher than that of European workers.
Murray-Bruce said: “From the first day I got to the Senate, I advocated for lower wages and allowances for public officials and a higher minimum wage for the Nigerian worker.
“I was resisted and made the personal decision to share my allowances with widows in my constituency.
“If we must pay our Legislators higher than they pay European Legislators then we must pay our workers higher than they pay European workers.”