A Senator-elect from Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce, has vowed to expose anyone who offers him or any other Senators bribe.
Mr. Murray-Bruce is part of the eighth Senate due for inauguration early June.
He said as Senator, he will expose any offer of “Ghana-Must-Go” to him or his colleagues.
Ghana-Must-Go bags are commonly used to convey large sums of money in Nigeria.
“Not while I’m there!” he assured his over 15,000 followers. “I will expose ANYBODY that dares approach me or my colleagues with Ghana Must Go.”
The Senator-elect said the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari should patronise Made-in-Nigeria products and services.
Mr. Murray-Bruce, few days ago, was bashed by Nigerians on Twitter over his sudden anti-corruption crusade, following a series of tweets. He was criticised for being less vocal during the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan, believed to be characterised by corruption.
He currently uses the micro-blogging site to speak his mind and unveil some of his plans for the 8th National Assembly.
He said the incoming assembly ”won’t be a rubber stamp”.
The former National Television Authority director general, in a series of tweets, said the National Assembly must pass laws that will force the government to patronise “made in Nigeria” goods.
”NASS must force FG to ban importation of rice, wheat & chicken,” he said. “It drains our forex and Nigerians won’t die if we don’t eat imported rice!
”If a product is currently being manufactured in Nigeria, NASS must pass a law that the FG cannot buy an imported version. If a Nigerian airline flies to a destination, NASS must pass a law barring any FG official from using foreign airlines to that destination.
“If for instance FG buys only Zinox computer hardware/software imagine the impact on the value of naira. Naira has value when we buy local.
“There are Nigerian firms who provide services similar to DSTV. FG must patronize them. Things like these shore up the value of the naira.”
The chairman of Silverbird Group also noted that the value of the Naira will increase if Nigerians “eat Nigerian rice, fly Nigerian airlines, use Zinox PC & wear local fabrics”.
He also said the incoming assembly “must spearhead #NigeriaJusticereform for real justice”.
He said a situation where an ex-governor gets a plea bargain while a pickpocket gets 20 years jail term “is no justice”.
He advised that the 8th National Assembly “must not allow FG borrow to pay salaries” as continuous borrowing will “put future generations in bondage”.
“Good parents eat and leave for their kids,” Mr. Murray-Bruce said.
Mr. Murray-Bruce also reacted to PREMIUM TIMES’ report card on the 7th National Assembly, which passed only 106 bills despite spending N600billion in four years.
”In four years, this headline must change to ‘Nigerian Legislators Make Sacrifice and Reduce Pay’ so help me God,” Mr. Murray-Bruce pledged.
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