The Senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly, Ben Murray Bruce, has reacted to how Nigerians personalise tragedy when it happens abroad and is often silent when it happens in Nigeria.
His comment is as a result of how Nigerians have been reacting to the tragedy that happened in New Zealand today.
Speaking via his Twitter handle, he said in so doing, we are projecting that foreign lives are more valuable than ours.
I want to make an appeal to leaders and ordinary citizens. When tragedy occur in Nigeria, we are often silent. But when they occur abroad, we are often the first to condole. Perhaps we are not aware that in doing so, we project that foreign lives are more valuable than our lives.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 15, 2019