Common Sense Series with Ben

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  1. I have read many articles about the tarrif of electricity in Nigeria and to date I am yet to find any article that detials exactly how Nigerians are charged for the electricity they consume. Sadly the DISCOs are in a line of many sercives that continue to exploit apparently hapless Nigerians and drain them of the little money they have to fend for themselves. Without veering of track into raising issues on other services that Nigerians are continually being cheated, I would go straight to the billing of electricity by DISCOs in Nigeria.

    The question that needs be answered publicly is WHAT IS THE EXACT WAY NIGERIANS ARE BILLED FOR ELECTRICITY CONSUMED? Why is this information still shrouded in mystery? Should the average Nigerian not be able to calculate his own elctricity consumption and thus be able to anticipate his bill at the end of a one month period and so not be taken by surprise by the bills the discos send each month? Why should you as a Nigerian be given a product (which is without choice) and be made to pay for it not knowing exactly how the price was arrived at? How would you feel if your child came home from school and handed you an exercise book of 60leaves and gives you a bill saying that the school is asking for 500naira for the exercise book? Would you not first want to know how that price was calculated?

    I will use an average example here to show that Nigerians are indeed being cheated in the billing for electricity. Below is a list of household equipment which an average Nigerian household would have and the electricity consumption of such a household for one month:

    S/N Item Power Rating(Watts) Daily Usage (time) Watts-hours KwH
    1 32″ LED Tv 100 10Hrs 1000 1.0000
    2 Home Theatre 170 10Hrs 1700 1.7000
    3 Split A/c 2900 6Hrs 17400 17.4000
    4 Laptop 65 8Hrs 520 0.5200
    5 Pressing Iron 1100 30Mins 550 0.5500
    6 Standing Fan 50 8Hrs 400 0.4000
    7 Chest Freezer 140 12Hrs 1680 1.6800
    8 Water Dispenser 100 12Hrs 1200 1.2000
    9 Electric Kettle 2200 10Mins 367 0.3667
    10 Bread Toaster 850 10Mins 142 0.1417
    11 Microwave Oven 1220 10Mins 203 0.2033
    12 Blender 600 10Mins 100 0.1000
    13 1st Room Light 60 8Hrs 480 0.4800
    14 2nd Room Light 60 8Hrs 480 0.4800
    15 3rd Room Light 60 8Hrs 480 0.4800
    16 Bathroom1 Light 20 8Hrs 160 0.1600
    17 Bathroom2 Light 20 8Hrs 160 0.1600
    18 Bathroom2 Light 20 8Hrs 160 0.1600
    19 Kitchen Light 60 8Hrs 480 0.4800
    20 Parlour Light 60 8Hrs 480 0.4800
    21 Outside Light 60 10Hrs 600 0.6000
    TOTAL ESTIMATED ENERGY USE PER DAY (KwH) 28742 28.7417

    MONTHLY ESTIMATED ENERGY USAGE (KwH) (Daily consumption as above x 30days) 862

    TARRIF AS PER EKEDC/KwH (This is the current tarrif DISCOs claim they use) 15.63

    MONTHLY ESTIMATED ENERGY COST (Tarrif x monthly consumption) 13,476.97 (Thireteen Thousand plus)

    As you can see from above I have used an apartment with 3bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1parlour, 1kitchen. And the lighten is based on the popular and widely used flourescent bulbs (popularly called energy-saving bulbs). These bulbs are averagely rated at between 15 and 18watts. But I have rated them here at 20watts while estimating each bedroom to use 3 bulbs. Please note that many households even use just one 4feet flourescent tubes for their rooms because it is brighter, spreads wider. But even flourescent tubes are averagely rated at 18 to 22watts maximum.

    From the above, you can see that I have used quite exagerated estimates, because most average Nigerian households are not equiped as much as above. Note that this is a 3bedroom apartment with 3bathrooms. Even in highbrow areas like Victoria Island, you don’t get them like this. So I repeat this is a well exagerated estimate of the average Nigerian household.

    You can see that the bill comes to N13,476.97 (Thirteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-Six Naira, Ninety-Seven Kobo).

    So then how is it that in many households the bills you see is as much as N25,000.00? You need not go far to verify this. In fact I have seen households even get billed nearly N30,000.00!

    The thing is this, the average Nigerian household does not consume much electricity as the DISCOs would have us believe. If you look again at the table above, you can imagine that the estimate does not even consider that many of the household appliances will not be used everyday. Also bear in mind that most households are even empty almost all day as the family goes out to work and school. Yet the estimate above anticipates daily usage of all the household equipment for one month.

    You see the DISCOs know this and that is why they have been reluctant to install pre-paid digital meters. I have seen households who were getting bills as high as N27,000.00 per month, but after a ridiculously lengthy process (deliberately made so by the DISCO), they got a prepaid digital meter installed, and their monthly electricity expense dropped to as low and N7,000.00 (YES, SEVEN THOUSAND NAIRA). You can imagine how shocked and bitter they felt on realising that all these years they have been “robbed” by a DISCO!

    This is why the DISCOs are all clamouring for increased tarrif with the seeming collaboration of NERC. Yet again, a government agency that is supposed to hold public interest as paramount seems to be collaborating with some profiteers to cheat Nigerians! We all know what happened with the telecoms. I don’t even want to go there in this letter.

    To stop all this is simple.
    1. The DISCOs should be made to publish openly exactly how they arrive at calculating energy consumption of households. They claim they are estimating. This is rubbish, really. You go to a buka, and you get served 1 plate of rice, after you have eaten, you get billed for 4plates of rice simply because you came to the buka wearing a suit! This is exactly what the DISCOs are doing and this by any standards is robbery!

    2. The DISCOs should be forced to install prepaid meters freely for all households failing which they should be made to only bill a maximum of N8,000.00 (Eight Thousand naira) for any household that does not have a prepaid meter.

    3. NERC should directly stock prepaid meters and require the DISCOs to install them on condition of pt-2 above.

    When the government does the above, you will see that the DISCOs will rush to install prepaid meters. This is the only way Nigeirans can be saved from the DISCOs robbery.

    Please note that the meters are supposed to be properties of the DISCOs. Telling Nigeirans to pay for the meters is like telling you to pay for the cash register and scanner at the supermarket before you pay for the goods you bought. Ridiculous? But that is what is happening to Nigerians and no one is shouting. Look at this scenario: You go to a shop, you pick all the items you want to buy. On getting to the cashier, you are asked to pay for the cash register (or calculator) and the scanner, before you are billed for the goods you bought. Then you are billed 3 times what you picked and told that it’s because you look well dressed! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DISCOs ARE DOING TO NIGERIANS!

    I read sometime ago about a DISCO CEO saying that energy cheats should be jailed refering to Nigerians using electricity without paying and I laughed. If we use his standard then the DISCOs CEO and staff are the ones who should be jailed.

    For an underdeveloped country like Nigeria, electricity as a public utility should not be a profiteering tool for a few government buddies. It is economically criminal to charge Nigerians for electricity they way it is done in Nigeria.

    I need not go on and on, but please check this all out yourself. Find some ex-NEPA staff and electrician who know about power consumption of household equipment, and evaluate all I have written here.

    Until influential voices get behind this and shout against what these DISCOs are doing to Nigerians, the situation will only get worse. Just imagine the NERC top man saying that the bills have gone up because more electricity is being supplied! From the table above it is clear that this is plainly ridiculous!

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    • I have been following your common-sense series with keen interest but it seems to me you are not making the desired impact. As a distinguished senator ,the earlier these your common sense series are translated into our statute books the remedial dreams you have, will have its real utility and will be beneficial to your target audience. I want believe they not mere populist rantings for tomorrow’s ambition. Am not making common sense but merely thinking legally .

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    • This is the reality, we need a local NGO formed to fight this fight. We need to watch out for crooked pre-paid meters. In the UK one can get free energy meters to checkmate this. I have a meter that requires reading, but they try all the tricks not to read and capture into their system the actual readings on a monthly basis. I go them almost every month with a digital picture of my current reading for rectification. I live in a 2 bedroom flat with my family and my average monthly bill is four thousand Naira (4000).

      To your common sense series, It is wonderful and refreshing. Now Zika virus is trending and we have buried our heads in the sand like the proverbial ostrich. Imagine the future of a large majority of Nigerians being saddled with mentality retarded babies? Wither development into second world status, never mind first world. To think the solution lies in hygiene in slums against the ubiquitous MOSQUITO. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY I SAY.

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    • This is a real common sense indeed, God bless your common sense brother.

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  2. I would like to write to Senator Ben Bruce, how can I do that?

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    • Via his email address

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    • Free markets, free enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship are the foundation for economic growth and job creation in Nigeria. For the past four years, lawmakers in Abuja have enacted policies that undermine these basic concepts. As a result, most Nigerians know someone who has recently lost a job, and small businesses and entrepreneurs lack the confidence needed to invest in our economy.
      Enough is enough. More taxation, regulation, and litigation will not create more jobs. Government takeovers of the economy have failed while the size and the scope of the federal government has exploded. The National assembly has tied the hands of small business owners and job creators with onerous regulations and backward fiscal policies that have stalled the economy, slowed innovation and destroyed jobs. We need common sense, pro-growth policies to give small businesses and entrepreneurs renewed confidence in our economy and to remove the National Assembly as the roadblock to job creation.
      Nigeria is at a crossroads and House Representatives and senators are committed to taking every possible step to spur job creation and get our economy back on track so that Nigerians can do what they do best: create, innovate and lead. We have detailed a pro-growth agenda and bill that I will like to share with Ben, our governing agenda focused on job creation and economic growth. It will address our economic challenges, foster innovation and investment, and help job creators without raising taxes on working families and small business owners.

      I can get Senator Ben’s email.

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  3. I love Senator Ben Murray Bruce. He is selfless and all out to truly represent the people

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  4. I love distinguished Senator Ben Murray Bruce. He is selfless and all out to truly server the people. May God keep him and grant him more wisdom and greater opportunity to do more for the people of Nigeria and Nigerians. Amen.

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  5. please what is the senator’s email address
    I need to write him.

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  6. @Aubrey, What is your email address?

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  7. even if we are aware, what can we do?

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  8. Great work sir, pls sir how do we go about reaching you to get your support for a social enterprise focused on youths? We’ll be thrilled to get a favourable reply from you.

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  9. Free markets, free enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship are the foundation for economic growth and job creation in Nigeria. For the past years, lawmakers in Abuja have enacted policies that undermine these basic concepts. As a result, most Nigerians know someone who has recently lost a job, and small businesses and entrepreneurs lack the confidence needed to invest in our economy.
    Enough is enough. More taxation, regulation, and litigation will not create more jobs. Government takeovers of the economy have failed while the size and the scope of the federal government has exploded. The National assembly has tied the hands of small business owners and job creators with onerous regulations and backward fiscal policies that have stalled the economy, slowed innovation and destroyed jobs. We need common sense, pro-growth policies to give small businesses and entrepreneurs renewed confidence in our economy and to remove the National Assembly as the roadblock to job creation.
    Nigeria is at a crossroads and House Representatives and senators are committed to taking every possible step to spur job creation and get our economy back on track so that Nigerians can do what they do best: create, innovate and lead. We have detailed a pro-growth agenda and bill that I will like to share with Ben, our governing agenda focused on job creation and economic growth. It will address our economic challenges, foster innovation and investment, and help job creators without raising taxes on working families and small business owners.

    I do i get Senators Ben’s email address?.

    Thanks for the good works senator.

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  10. Free markets, free enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship are the foundation for economic growth and job creation in Nigeria. For the past four years, lawmakers in Abuja have enacted policies that undermine these basic concepts. As a result, most Nigerians know someone who has recently lost a job, and small businesses and entrepreneurs lack the confidence needed to invest in our economy.
    Enough is enough. More taxation, regulation, and litigation will not create more jobs. Government takeovers of the economy have failed while the size and the scope of the federal government has exploded. The National assembly has tied the hands of small business owners and job creators with onerous regulations and backward fiscal policies that have stalled the economy, slowed innovation and destroyed jobs. We need common sense, pro-growth policies to give small businesses and entrepreneurs renewed confidence in our economy and to remove the National Assembly as the roadblock to job creation.
    Nigeria is at a crossroads and House Representatives and senators are committed to taking every possible step to spur job creation and get our economy back on track so that Nigerians can do what they do best: create, innovate and lead. We have detailed a pro-growth agenda and bill that I will like to share with Ben, our governing agenda focused on job creation and economic growth. It will address our economic challenges, foster innovation and investment, and help job creators without raising taxes on working families and small business owners.

    I do i get Senator Ben’s email address.

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  11. LONG LIVE Ben Murray Bruce, God will keep you alive to produce men and women of integrity that without bias will move Nigeria to her canaan land, God bless you sir.
    May I use this medium to ask for your mentorship on the followings:
    Peoples Encouragers Initiative (PEIN) is a non-governmental, community-based, civil society organization registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria which focuses on rural change/ advancement as well as advocacy for sustainable societies and systems. We engage youths in and outside secondary schools on productive activities with available resources, which in turn, helps the rural youths overcome economic stress, have a sense of belonging, live up to their full potentials and are fully integrated into the society as they contribute their quota to societal wellbeing.
    We seek your mentorship in regards to this programme of activities/ advocacy as intervention efforts with a view to complementing the efforts of government and other good Nigerians in giving hope to the rural youths. We believe in the maxim that says “if you give respect, you get respect in return”. That simply suggests that if we want our youths to listen to us when we speak to them as elders, we need to show some measure of compassion and care towards them.
    PEIN is willing to train over 3000 youths and sustain them through their life. These projects is open to all youths. This project will improve the lives of youths living with challenges of hopelessness and as well reduce the wave and rate of rural crime among them through various phases of intensive enlightenment and training programmers at the grassroots.
    Based on our years of experience working among the rural people and our assessment of the current situation of rural crime wave among Nigerian youths, particularly in the Niger Delta, many people are confused regarding why the situation occurred and what the solution should be. Many of us have youths, relatives and neighbours with challenges and in need of socio-economic direction. It is in view of this problem that we solicit your support by way of funding for this programme.
    An idle mind, they say is the devil’s workshop; most of our youths, due to lack of active engagement in positive productive activities, fall victims of criminal activities at a pittance. Their youthful tendencies make them vulnerable to any suggestion of whatever that will keep them busy and may be, bring a few Naira’s into their pockets; consequently they end up being rapists, kidnappers, prostitutes, terrorists, militants, street urchins, robbers, gangsters etc. Based on our rural findings we have come up with twenty sustainable sub-projects that could keep 90% of the rural youths out of crime. These we have mentioned.
    On behalf of PEIN, we write to solicit for your MENTORSHIP and all other forms of collaboration as you may deem fit for the effective implementation of this programme as to curtail the negative menace in our locality.
    Since our primary objective is to keep these youths busy by taking them off the streets and their minds off criminal activities, it will be nice to point out here that there may be the need to start them with meaningful economic activities immediately after the fourty-day Training. This will immediately get them busy as they gainfully work for themselves and for the society at large. Eventually, incidences of armed robbery, prostitution, kidnapping and other social vices which are usually perpetrated by the youths will be drastically reduced.
    Thank you for the opportunity to get in touch with you in this regards and we look forward to hearing from you.
    Signed:
    Chukuma Nwawhetueze Abraham
    (President, PEIN)
    PEOPLES ENCOURAGERS INITIATIVE ( PEIN ) Inc
    NO. 35 OMOKU ROAD AHOADA, P.O.BOX 311 AHOADA,
    AHOADA EAST LGA, RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.
    +2348064379897., pein4nig@gmail.com


    PHASE 1 PROJECT FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
    1. SUSTAINABLE MUSHROOM GROWING FARM
    2. SUSTAINABLE LAUNDRY SOAP PRODUCTIONS
    3. SUSTAINABLE CUSTARD PRODUCTIONS
    4. SUSTAINABLE BEE KEEPING FARMING
    5. SUSTAINABLE ORASHI REGION ANIMAL/FISH FEED FORMULATIONS
    6. SUSTAINABLE ORASHI REGION YOUNG FARMERS MARKET
    7. SUSTAINABLE ORASHI REGION POULTRY FARMING
    8. BIO – GAS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
    9. SNAIL REARING TECH
    10. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PRACTICES
    11. LIQUID SOAP PRODUCTIONS
    12. NEW RESEARCH FISH FARMING TECH.
    Projects will engage and sustain over 3000 youths.
    BENEFICIARIES: YOUTHS 15 – 40 YEARS OLD
    Pein welcomes willing individuals interested on the mentioned skills. Call or contact the above.

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  12. Hi Ben,
    Permit me to use this medium to comment on one area of Job creation that you can help us research on and that is Tourism. I see that many countries do not have the type of historical sites and beautiful African sceneries that we have yet a lot of states have not keyed into this free, stressful, employing, natural gift. I believe that every state has something to showcase in terms of tourism and if we can get our packaging right especially for those states that have less security challenges that will be a huge plus to the nation economy.

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  13. Sir, I have never seen a Nigerian with this kind of vision, the first time I hear you speak was earlier this year, when you spoke on “HOPE FOR NIGERIAN AT SILVERBIRD” that was one of the most popular speech I have ever hard from a politician, and I was moved by that speech, and I called all my friends and love once to hear that speech, it was inspiring, and I said to myself, this is the kind of president Nigeria need, a mind full with clear vision, idea, hope and goodness for the country, when I watch that speech tears roll down my eyes, because I could see what you, Ben Bruce Murray sees for my country Nigerian, I am also angry and mad about the backwardness of my country Nigeria to the extends that right now am studying political science in Switzerland, because I want to be among the change and make a difference in my country, Its time for a real change and I am with you Ben Bruce Murray, I will love to meet you in person, though I live in Switzerland, but am following everything that happen in Nigeria, especially the political section. its really sad, A country bless with resources, but living like a beggar. I cote your word which said, “Poverty breeds anger and hunger, Hunger and anger breeds violence… and in the end we can not control it. We must be conscious of the people we lead.We need real changes. The problem in Nigeria is the rich vs the poor.The crisis is Nigeria is a class warfare. and I cote, “Nigeria is too rich to be poor and Nigeria is too poor to be rich”

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  14. Sir, I have never seen a Nigerian with this kind of vision, the first time I hear you speak was earlier this year, when you spoke on “HOPE FOR NIGERIAN AT SILVERBIRD” that was one of the most popular speech I have ever hard from a politician, and I was moved by that speech, and I called all my friends and love once to hear that speech, it was inspiring, and I said to myself, this is the kind of president Nigeria need, a mind full with clear vision, idea, hope and goodness for the country, when I watch that speech tears roll down my eyes, because I could see what you, Ben Bruce Murray sees for my country Nigerian, I am also angry and mad about the backwardness of my country Nigeria to the extends that right now am studying political science in Switzerland, because I want to be among the change and make a difference in my country, Its time for a real change and I am with you Ben Bruce Murray, I will love to meet you in person, though I live in Switzerland, but am following everything that happen in Nigeria, especially the political section. its really sad, A country bless with resources, but living like a beggar. I cote your word which said, “Poverty breeds anger and hunger, Hunger and anger breeds violence… and in the end we can not control it. We must be conscious of the people we lead.We need real changes. The problem in Nigeria is the rich vs the poor.The crisis is Nigeria is a class warfare. and I cote, “Nigeria is too rich to be poor and Nigeria is too poor to be rich”

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  15. Hi Senator.

    I appreciate your “common sense” messages

    Please do more by consistently using part of your senatorial allowances to create opportunities for young Nigerians to be gainfully employed

    You can also bring some of your rich friends into this

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  16. I wonder the height this country would have reached if we were privileged to have had men like Ben Bruce who would have taught our leaders common sense…

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  17. Senator Ben! Honestly as a mass communicator, I really commend you for your fight and agitation for the weak and voiceless. How I wish I could work with you because you are that mentor I longed for. You are a man of honour whose wealth is nothing but mere opportunity to. How I wish most of our politician could be like you.
    With due respect sir, I pray you grant I, Omotosho Abidemi Isaac Audience cos you are ma man. Rolex4morenikeji@yahoo.com is my mail

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  18. God bless ben murray bruce i see u as one designated by god to lead by example i love u sir keep on saying it dont stop talking it thank u prestige osi from portharcourt

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  19. much love to mr common sense…keep it up.

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  20. I doubt if this govt actually see the common sense in these sense

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  21. pls I wanna write to senator Bruce. I need his personal email address.
    Silas Alex from PH
    alexian2003@yahoo.com
    08037344722

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  22. so impactful

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  23. Thank you SIR!

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  24. Nigerians in diaspora and NYSC

    Sir,

    I listened to your “common sense” clip on 5k is possible and was compelled to listen to every other clip. Like me, there are thousands of Nigerian youths who would love to come back home, but the thought of NYSC is a major discouragement. On several occasions the senate has made it clear NYSC would continue.

    Besides the age exemption (30 and above on graduation), another exemption to promote young nigerian professions moving back, would mean highly skilled nigerians being given the opportunity to contribute to our country. For instance, youths with at least 5 years post graduation experience in their field should be exempted from NYSC. This will potentially result in an influx of professionals like doctors, pharmacists, computer engineers, investment bankers, etc.

    It is rather sad that a Togolese or Cameroonian professional can cross the border on sunday and start working in Nigeria on monday without any restriction. SIr, on few occasions you have advocated for youth empowerment including a youth minister to head the ministry of youth development.

    I would like to plea with you on this issue, for an exemption to be put in place to encourage nigerians to return. Nigeria has all it needs, we don’t have to be contributing to other countries economy when we can help build Nigeria.

    #nyscexemption4nigeriansabroad

    Thank you..

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  25. You are doing a great job sir

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  26. What creates the nation and makes it GREAT is the core followup/establishment of the vision and mission that will transform the nation to a profitable nation with the industrious and Diamond possession,this is my dream and i’ve got the profound structures, Its beautiful and so beautiful in the site of the people.
    This is now a call for great emperors of economics and sustainable development soldiers like you for our great Nation, Nigeria.
    Sir, My Loyalty be en-clouded in your WORLD.
    I AM MY SELF. I AM THE ORIGINALITY OF MY SELF. I AM AMADI MAXWELL JOHN. a.k.a CHINA MAN ..

    Thank you Sir.

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  27. Good work sanator keep it up.

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  28. I truly love the common sense messages. This man should go for presidency. We need these kind of leaders not rulers in our beloved country Nigeria. God bless Naija.

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  29. Gudmning sir, sir is it possible 4 youth to become d president of dis country.

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  30. I have an idea on how to boast our economy(technologically wise),but question is our government willing to buy the idea.based on my analysis for couple decades now,our government can be refered as dream killer.

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  31. Great man of my time.

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  32. Sen. Ben Murray Bruce is Agent of change Nigeria needs for the mind and physical revolution in our country!

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  33. Ben bruce a man of determination and integrity

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  34. I’m inspired by Ben Murray Bruce on making common sense in governance.

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  35. HOW I WISH EVERY OTHER WOULD HAVE TH SAMEE MIND LIKE SEN. BEN MURRAY BRUC

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  36. Not a bad idea to speak up, Sen. BMB is doing his best, though might not be right at all times but we have to encourage him to speak up

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  37. Dear Mister Murry Bruce. I have lived to know that public schools in Nigeria are not free at all. Loads of taxes like normal internal exam and mid term test fees. teachers force the students to pay for already signed sheets of paper for tests . They must not use their own. If a child has no money, he or she cannot and will not take the test or examination Sitting spaces.. This is also a problem. Students are forced to pay for their already paid for seats which is so riduculous . To crown it all up. Public schools are no different from private schools. Maybe the government should place a fixed sum for SCHOOL FEE or tuition because parents/guardians who have kids going to these public/government schools suffer a lot. They pay the enterance fee whch in Rivers State is N15000 and then taxes keep rolling in. We have the work book fees from each teacher which must not be bought elsewhere bt from the teacher AND LOTS OF OTHERS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION . Thank you Sir

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  38. Hon senator, it’s difficult and dangerous, burning ur candle lonely in d wilderness, mobilise youths who share ur vision into a grp, they will do more of the broadcast. Else people will think u av an ulterior motive

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  39. I love what you are doing keep talking like John the Baptist,one day they will hear and heed to your calls. AGHAULOR DONATUS

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  40. Nice one sir. move on and don’t stop because we the leaders of tomorrow are solidly behind you and interested in your common sense series

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  41. The Lord shall grant him more wisdom.

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  42. He talks about leaner government… Great idea. Lets start by SCRAPPING the SENATE!!! #ScrapTheSenate #CommonSense
    Come to think of it, how much of this argument does Ben Bruce brings to the floor of the Senate on a daily basis? Or he feels more comfortable going on video.

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  43. Good day sir, we the Nigerian youths are benefiting from your words of wisdom are eyes are now opened to happening in this great country of ours God bless you.

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  44. IT PLEASES ME TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A FATHER WHO FIGHTS FOR THE INTEREST OF HIS CHILDREN .I USE TO TELL EVERY YOUTH I MEET ON THE STREETS THAT WE ARE(SINCE WE YOUTH ARE JOBLES)ORPHANS AND HAVE NO FATHERS TO CRY TO.BUT NOW WE HAVE JUST ONE.WE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN GREATFUL TO YOU SIR,OUR FATHER, GREATEST SENATOR BEN BRUCE.: MIKE OSHEVIRE- FROM ABANDONED STEEL COMPLEX RESIDENCE, ALADJA-WARRI

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  45. God bless you distinguish senator…

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  46. may God bless you distinguish senator…

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  47. God has given you the privilege to serve ,if you can convince the national assembly men-fellow assembly men to reduce the jumbo pay and allowances the better for the country to preserve our commonwealth.

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  48. I like the common sense revolution

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