#BenBruceKeepsPromises: Senator Makes Good His Promise As He Donates Half Of His Wardrobe Allowance To Widows In Bayelsa

The Senator representing Bayelsa East and founder of Silverbird, Ben Murray-Bruce, Saturday redeemed his pledge to donate half of his wardrobe allowance to widows in his community at Akasa, Bayelsa State.

According to the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, each senator of the Federal Republic is entitled to a wardrobe allowance of N506, 600 per annum; which means the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator donated N253, 300 to the widows in his community.

The other half, based on the pledge Murray-Bruce made earlier this year upon assuming office as senator, would be donated to workers in Osun State through the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) chairman in the state.

At the time, he said his action was necessitated by the suffering of the workers and their dependents over the inability of the state government to pay salaries.

“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”, he said then.