National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised Bayelsa Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, to desist from complaining about the government, rather he should use his position to take action.
Tinubu said as a member of the Senate, the founding President of Silverbird Group and Senator could always sponsor bills that will provide solutions to the issues he is complaining about.
Tinubu made the statement while delivering his acceptance speech at the Silverbird Man Of The Year Awards Ceremony held on Sunday where he was named the Silver Bird Man of the Year for 2015.
The former Lagos Governor noted that Senator Murray-Bruce had touched a raw nerve when in an emotional speech earlier he had bemoaned the fact that Nigerians lack a sense of history and have been unable to preserve our archival materials.
Tinubu said, “Senator Murray-Bruce, I have a common sense solution to the issues you have raised especially regarding preserving our history.You had a reason to complain before but not any more. You are in the Senate now just sponsor a bill that will reinstate History in Nigerian Schools.”
Tinubu went further to ask Senator Solomon Olamilekan (Yayi) if he would support such a bill, the APC Senator representing Lagos West responded in the affirmative and Tinubu then turned to Senator Murray-Bruce and said “Ben, the ball is now in your court”.
Reacting to the issue of piracy also raised by Murray-Bruce, Tinubu stated that the owners of intellectual property must go digital because that way, they can keep their works secure and also will be able to store large volumes.
He then added jocularly “instead of buying N37m SUV (I hope you did not receive one, Murray-Bruce said no) the money should have been used in putting structures and setting up equipment for those who keep all these works”.
Tinubu noted that any government that wants to make a great impact must plan and develop a vision that will be longer that its own tenure.
He revealed that he and his co-conspirators have been in Abuja planning because it is only through properly planning that Nigeria can lift itself from its present state.
He urged Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari Government noting that the challenges of today would definitely be forgotten and Nigerians would soon have cause to smile.
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