Manifesto

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Illegal refineries has been the bane of the Niger Delta region and is responsible for environmental degradation, pollution and crude oil waste by-products because they cannot be harnessed in their proper form. The consequences of these have lead to fires, violence in the community and even starvation because people unable fish due to the pollution.

Millions is spent on security in trying to stop illegal refineries operating, however we can turn this to job/wealth creation for government and local communities. Once we push for proper licensing and regulation, it will stop being a problem but a solution to many of the problems within the Niger Delta

It seems setting up illegal refineries is a culture that continue to rapidly growing, my agreement is that we legalise bunkary. After all it is a simple business module, they steal the oil and refine the products, proving this service in the community because the oil majors do no provide that service. There is another way out of this pollution, and we need to stop shooting Nigerians who are trying to make a living from what we consider an illegal activity. Since they have a business module we can create an environment where they can borrow money from the bank to set a modularly refinery (cost)

NMPC can provide crude oil at a subsidised rate to let them refine it and then sell it to the local communities so they have access to the products they produce. After all it is on their soil, and this movement would be an incentive for them to stop destroying the pipes.

Once we push for proper licensing and regulation, it will stop being a problem but a solution to many of the problems within the Niger Delta.

It will create jobs for our youths
Increase government income through taxation
Help increase income of communities and individuals involved.
Help reduce the spate of environmental pollution and degradation through proper monitoring and inspection.
It will help eliminate or reduce the feel of undue exploitation prevailing among the host communities.
Help eliminate the mutual suspicions and hostilities existing between the Federal Government, Oil Operators and the Host Communities.

TRANSPORTATION

The Urban economy accounts for about 70-80% of the Nigerian GDP, and one of the main reasons for the widespread of poverty in the country is because we keep spending large proportion of our income between 40-70%) on transportation, which is high in comparison to an international standard of about 20-25%.

Therefore the Federal government needs to subsidies public transport (PT) fares in Nigerian cities by 50%. We currently spend 50-70% of our incomes on transportation. Other countries around the work subsidies transport fares from 34% in South Africa to 49% in the UK, and 70% in Brazil. Subsidizing the poor can reduce poverty, and this would ensure the reduction of our transport cost to 50% of the current spend on the transportation framework.

LET THERE BE LIGHT CAMPAIGN

This campaign goes beyond an individual. We are seeking a billion dollars for the let there be light campaign, which would be used for the following

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

$100 million dollars will be used for research and development in universities of science and technology so that they can invent future technologies.

SECURITY

$200 million dollar will be used to provide police station and electric motor cycles and a training program for the police, so that we can police the poor. There’s too much violence on the street and we need neighbourhood policemen and women.

You cannot deregulate petroleum without setting in place a robust transport policy.

SOLAR ENERGY

$700 million dollars will be allocated to supplying solar panels and inverters for the entire country, starting with Baylesa-east-senatorial district.

We will encourage manufacture to make the solar panels and batteries in Nigeria. At least 85% should be manufactured in Nigeria and (not assembled).

We would like the federal government to create a directorate of the “let there be light” campaign and we will ask that these products are made available for free for poor home. So every poor home can have electricity to listen to radio, watch television, and kids can read and work on schoolwork at night.

In addition each state will employ 5,000 people for maintenance. After 3 months each home will pay a small amount for the maintenance and salary to pay 5,000 trained individuals. The prices of the solar panel will be advertised and an upright Nigeria will be appointed to carry out this project.

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36 replies

  1. You have a good vision sir. It would be a privilege and honour to meet you in person. I believe we can synergize in some common areas of interest, especially in solar energy development. Bless you sir.

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  2. Well said sir. It would be a privilege and honour to meet you in person. We have a few ideas in common, especially in the area of solar power technology, and it would be good if we could synergize.

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    • 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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  3. Sir, great of you. I am interested in all your presentations; I have a unique formular to assist in complimenting your programs, but I don’t know how to get in touch with you. Sadiq: trustsadiq@yahoo.com

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  4. 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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  5. Sir,
    Looking at your manifesto, i believe Nigeria can make tremendous progress if all these are implemented. On environment, the National assembly must take a look at Ocean surge as it affects coastal communities not only in Lagos state but also other coastal states like Bayelsa where Ocean surge has ravaged most of the communities in Brass island, fortunately, you represent this area in the senate. On energy, bills can be proposed & passed by the national assembly to incorporate the development of wind and solar power in the Atlantic coast of Nigeria to power homes and industries as away of diversifying our energy sources instead of relying totally on fossil fuel fired plants. Still on energy, local/foreign investor should be encouraged by way of trade incentives to invest in modular refinery/Captive power plants to add value to crude oil and create employment for our youths especially in the Niger Delta. Governors in the Niger delta should be encouraged to take advantage of the low cost of crude oil in the international market and invest in refineries and captive power plants as a way of improving their IGRs. It’s possible to achieve these and more if we collectively work toward these aspirations.

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  6. This man is amazing

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  7. I love this man die

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  8. 1million Job via Oldang electric powered utility vehicles- Visit- http://oldang.com/services-transp.html

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  9. i sincerely subscribe to your philosophies, school of thoughts and insight-keen drive for a better governance… it will be an honour in my life to work with you to boast my knowledge…

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  10. Whats d senator’s email address?

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  11. Senator BMB, i hope this comment meets you well. To be honest, you are truly a visionary. You assumed the senatorial seat after excelling in business. That shows that you’re not in the National Assembly to enrich yourself. I have been following your common sense series since its inception and i must say, you are the president Nigeria has been waiting for. I always say Nigeria doesn’t need a messiah, all it needs is a great leader and you are that leader. Your Manifesto looks very concrete and implementable and i just wish i can also contribute my quota in seeing your vision and dreams become a reality. My advise Sir, there are several qualified, competent, young intellectually suave Nigerians who can help realize your vision through election campaigns, and additional ideas to your Manifesto, so you should openly request proposals from interested young Nigerians.

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  12. Wish we had more of your calibre of person in the 8th assembly! You are spot, the level of exposure an individual acquires goes a long way. I shall continue to follow ur programme.

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  13. I wish you will continue; I pray you will get a chance

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  14. I’m With you sir
    You are a man of vision ride on sir

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  15. sir i wish you could launch an innovative program for Young Developers

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  16. U are the mouth pic of Nigerians.God bless u for feeling the pains that most of us are feeling.rid on sir,God wil use u.

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  17. alas all this cant work if the traditional education system has not been transformed into 21 century system, that subconsciously position the 3 drivers of modern day eduction as the forerunners of its framework whereas replacing “sorting paradigm” with “talent development”,don’t waste this billion of Naira because of neglects, with all humility have designed and still enhancing a 21th century education system that no man has designed, a nascent in other words. i like your vision, lets synergy because your age shows your an immigrant of the digital/ information age whilst i am a native of the digital/ information age #Iamjustmakingcommonsense

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  18. You are indeed a gift to this Nigerian generation. keep up your good works. I wanna work with you in renewing this nation’s heritage. please grant me the opportunity sir.

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  19. I believe in you sir and I have seen some of your videos with proven facts. I actually googled most of them to find out if they’re correct and off course they are. I believe you’ve come up with a good strategy to fix some of these issue facing Nigeria and I also know its time consuming. There is a short cut to fixing all these problems…

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  20. great ideas just help reshape your party the P D P, and prep your self for the next presidential election.

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  21. Dear Sir, I wish to draw your attention to the statement made in one of your manifesto, I quote ”so that we can police the poor” sir, While it is not a crime to be poor nobody chooses to be poor, even in the Developed societies, there is an appreciable ratio of poverty. This statement is not only degrading; it is offensive to the common sense of the law abiding less privileged and not well to do in our society and most of all, it exempts the middle class and the higher class from crime, ST. Augustine said ”an unjust law is no law at all”. Sir, i wish redress such statement from ur manifesto

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  22. I buy the ideas of soler energy you have a very good concept for the youth of Nigerian but the problem remain the way in which our country is build on ( federal allocation ) still remain the basic problem that Nigeria is facing today an elected Governor sit and wait for just to receiver the monthly allocation and end embezzle as much as he can just for his selfless interest i wish this issued of federal allocation can dismantle or remove.
    the so elected politician have to think on the way to build the state in which they are be elected to by that mean job will be created by his self and the citizen will be employed new ideas will be establish the position of the president,the state Governor and the local govt including other appointed offices will be an issued of what you have to offer to the people

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  23. it so great to have an individual like you, i want to be like you someday. i hope i achieve that. it will be so great to work with you in making Nigeria greener.

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  24. Never knew a man like you still exist in Nigeria but i totally agree with your Idea and i will like if you can give your email address… I am Rahmon just want to make a Common sense..

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  25. Thank you soo much for having such a great vision for Nigeria. I would like to suggest that you been to prepare to contest for 2019 election but under a different (New) party, say REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLES PARTY (RPP). Nigerians needs revolution at this stage of her life. We shall willing support you if you will be willing to lead such revolution.

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  26. Sir, it is indeed a special advantage to say a very big thank you for your support in moving Nigeria further.

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  27. Good evening Sir, LOVE YOUR WORK!!! I just have one teeny wheeny comment here; EDITOR!!! There are too many typos in this manifesto. Thanks again and God bless you for embarking on this amazing initiative. From a Nigerian’s point of view, it is refreshing!!

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  28. Good evening Sir, MORE GREASE TO YOUR GOOD WORK.

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  29. SIR BEN MURRAY-BRUCE, You are a man of Honour with Real Sense of Humor. You deserve to be the President as you’ve got all it takes to RULE THIS NATION to become a develop country. Main looking at what you’ve done to the society in the Entertainment world, Education sector, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Youth Empowerment Scheme and so on, you are truly a man that can lead his people right. I pray you will one day become the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. More so, Am proud you are part of the Gregorian Family, UP GREGS!

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  30. sir wat a great vision for Nigerians, pls sir we ave heard a lot from this so called politicians but at last they failed us, if u could make this come to reality then i could believe u are the real man

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  31. Hon Senator Ben,

    I salute your passion. Please advise or put in public space the bills you are sponsoring and those you are reviewing at committee stage.

    We need these facts and figure to dispassionately shut the mouths of certain campaigners.

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  32. Dis., Senator, I want you to look at Nigeria as a growing kid yet to reach adolescence not to talk of a youth but went for independence,we need to use what we can manage,the call for nuclear reactor,solar energy could not be manage by Nigeria,Build good school for those with the Idea

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  33. Sir, you are really making COMMONSENSE

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  34. Hi Senator Bruce,as a senator representing a larger constituency we have found out that in your manifesto you didn’t not make any plan for empowerment of women and children.

    However, sir, we at Women Advancement Forum will like to invite you to be one of our guest speakers at the forthcoming 6th Women Advancement Forum 2017 holding in Nigeria for the first time at Abeokuta Ogun State, from April 30-May 4. Sir, we would like to send you a formal invitation; could you send your e-mail address to us at charlesc@womenadvancementforum.com. Notable Africa and global leaders are expected to present a paper at the conference.

    The theme of the conference is “Transforming the world through women empowerment and advancement for sustainable development by 2030”. Over 500 women are expected to attend.

    We will appreciate your early response.

    Feel free to visit our website: http://www.womenadvancementforum.com

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