Nigerians have reacted angrily at Senator Ben Bruce, after the senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district posted pictures of his son’s graduation from a US high school.
Those who reacted expressed anger at what they describe as hypocrisy – given that the senator constantly preaches made in Nigerian goods patronage, yet pride in posting his son’s graduation to his Nigerian twitter audience.
At the high school graduation of my son, Cody Murray Bruce. pic.twitter.com/KgFMiUI8RO
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) June 2, 2019
One of the commentators recalls that during the World Cup of 2018 in Russia, Senator Bruce argued the country’s football governing body, the NFF, should have patronized Aba made football kis instead of investing money on Nike, Adeyinka_More wonders why Ben Bruce would then turn around ad patronize a school outside of Nigeria.
Hypocrisy and we should grow the Naira… We should practice what we preach
— Your Village People (@IkAlwayscare) June 3, 2019
Support the naira to grow the naira 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Nigerian politicians. Mtcheew
— #25 (@IamEkeminiEsn) June 2, 2019
Even high school, they will send their wards abroad. After they will be moving motion for revitalisation of our educational sector.#Nonsenseandhighschool
— ugoh chima johnson (@ugohchima1) June 2, 2019
Buy Naija and Grow the Naira is just a lips service and not a reality to the preacher.
— Unapologetic Buharist… (@Ogbosjnr1987) June 3, 2019
Quite disappointing. So you took your children abroad for ‘High’ School despite all the great ones in Nigeria, but yet you preach use “made in Nigeria” with hypocrisy to deceive Nigerians as if you are a patriot. SMH. #CommonSense
— Olúwanísholá 🇳🇬 🇺🇸 (@shola_olushola) June 2, 2019
I wonder why all of you’re acting surprised. Ben Bruce didn’t even publish/print his book in Nigeria, he took it to the US. I wonder what happened to buy Naija to Grow the Naira? #BloodyHypocrite
— Solz (@jimohsolz) June 2, 2019
— IBRAHIM MOHD (@ibrahim_dalibi) June 2, 2019
Congratulations, Cody Bruce. Don’t feel bad about the ill comments you’ll read here. Your education shouldn’t be sacrificed on the altar of mediocrity in Nigeria. You dad can afford a school abroad and this is just fine.
— Davidson Nwaonu (@Davidsonnwaonu) June 2, 2019
Practice what u preach oga. pic.twitter.com/YkuzFMoFwG
— The Billionaire Adventurer (@aroundfct) June 2, 2019
Congratulations Cody, I was hoping that distinguish Senator Ben would patronize a Nigerian school. We need to start trusting our own like what you have been preaching.
— Ezenwokolo Chukwudi Princewill (@Tony4Chuks) June 2, 2019
Grow the Naira to Grow Nigeria.
But send ur kids to school abroad when u’re a Senator
I just want to make common sense.
— afroRoboticist (@AfroRoboticist) June 2, 2019
Commonsense didn’t tell u to send him to a Nigerian university,so u can reduce capital flight, grow the Naira and also give u first hand info on the university situation in the country, so as to guide in ur legislative engagements to proffer solutions& bills to better the sector
— RealNaijaKolo™ 📧 #GainFollowersHELP (@realnaijakolo) June 2, 2019
I thought you were championing made in Nigeria product! Buh your son is made in which country now???🤷🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️
— Black African 🧙🏿♀️ (@T_rawkz) June 2, 2019
Obviously he’s a hypocrite
— Tony (@Anthonybuzo) June 2, 2019
Man is not even proud of Nigeria, that’s why is son doesn’t have any Nigerians name
— Ebekwedike (@Arcdersen) June 2, 2019
Well, I did my Valedictory Service at Moremi High School, OAU, Ife in 2006 too 😂 🤣 🤣.
Eni ti ko joba ( If you’re not a king) a jeba (will at least eat eba).
Congrats to your son anyway and to the children of the masses like me who attended “grammar” schools et al.
— PetFem of Africa (@PetfemSpeaks) June 2, 2019
Anyone can school abroad no doubt, but when a public figure starts ranting about patronizing our institutions, but doesn’t add value to it, is the problem.
— ɦαяяу (@pax_harry) June 2, 2019
Whatever happened to ‘buy Naija to grow the Naira’ though?
— Shedares (@Maryama__H) June 2, 2019
Obviously your son schooled abroad.
“If we must make our institutions work in Nigeria, we must discourage academic tourism abroad and it should start with our lawmakers.
I am #Richard #Esinkumor #Ernest and I just want to make an #uncommon #sense.
— Richard Ernest (@legatus01) June 2, 2019
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