Senator Ben Bruce as usual took to his Twitter handle to lament why Nigerian doctors are underpaid. The ‘common sense’ senators said while doctors in Canada are protesting that they are being paid too much, doctors in Nigeria are on strike for not being paid enough.
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
The senator probably aiming for a ‘thumbs up’ from Nigerians for the tweet got the exact opposite as many Nigerian twitter users blasted him for being a ‘hypocrite’ who should have done what the Canadian doctors did, by protesting the N13.5million as extra running cost amassed by he and his colleagues.
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
When you and your colleagues take N13.5 million every month without protesting, what gives you the audacity to even hold this position?
— TheNigerian🇳🇬 (@UgohTersur) March 8, 2018
Why can't Nigerian senators emulate the Canadian Doctors?…. then we will know you are fighting people's cause… You can lead by example too..not just to attack presidency all the time … National Assembly is part of the system and problem sir.
— adeniye ayokunle (@ayoadeniye) 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
We can't pay Doctors well enough but each Senator including you smiles home with 13million every month.
Which way Nigeria.
— Arua Ezinne Celine (@Spearszed) March 8, 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
So when are the Nigerian senators going to protest about being overpaid
— Abidemi Alabi (@abiddemi) March 9, 2018
The self-righteousness of a politician never ceases.He has jumped on the doctors…and left the ones who have pegged back everyone's salaries, except https://t.co/84y7HPyhJH can't keep tweeting about govt's shortcomings when you're part of it.#ComeOutFromAmongThem
— Quiet Spirit (@Jubalkayne) March 9, 2018
Tell your fellow thieves in the parliament that you are the reason for the poverty in the land. How much is your take home monthly for doing nothing other than tweeting
— sunday gabriel (@koko_bellow) 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
Do you agree with them or Mr Bruce???