Teachers are More Important than Politicians, Reduce Our Salaries Now – Ben Bruce Tells Buhari

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In a message posted on Facebook and Twitter to mark the ‘World Teacher’s Day’ on Wednesday, the senator representing Bayelsa east, Ben Murray-Bruce, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for a reduction in the salaries of politicians.

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The chairman of Silverbird group who lamented the plight of teachers, saying they deserve better pay, added that Nigeria would be a better country if teachers were properly remunerated.

“Nigeria has some of the highest paid politicians and some of the lowest paid teachers. Flip this equation and Nigeria will develop.

“On this World Teachers Day, I thank Nigeria’s teachers and urge that salaries of politicians be reduced so that teachers’ salary can be increased!

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“Teachers are much more relevant to the progress of Nigeria than we politicians. A well paid teacher is a better teacher but is a well paid legislator a better legislator?,” he wrote.

9 thoughts on “Teachers are More Important than Politicians, Reduce Our Salaries Now – Ben Bruce Tells Buhari

  1. From what we now know, you politicians have been robbing Nigeria blind. Your salaries are nothing compared to the N20m each of our house of rep members pockets every month which has been revealed by one of them - Jibril. They have not shown any remorse by cutting down on the money they cart away even as many Nigerians are suffering seriously due to the economic recession these politicians put the country into.

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  2. Thanks for that speech but bear in mind that your salaries are not controlled by the executives. The house themselves determines what they receive. So don't push the bulk to the executives. Do it from the senate. We know that the executive has tried in the past to review downward your salaries but you blackmailed them.

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    1. I agree wiv u@ babatee, charity begins at home dnt come out like a saint. Raise d motion amongst ur colleagues and let's c supporters.

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  3. DEAR BEN BRUCE EVEN IF BUHARI REFUSES TO REDUCE IT, YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR OWN YOURSELF AND SHARE THE REST TO TEACHERS! I JUST WANT TO MAKE COMMON SENSE OOO

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  4. Thank you Bruce. You can start by telling your friends in the house that their jumbo salaries is out of this world and the way things are going right now , a serious out cry is imminent if nothing is done. Nigerians are watching.

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