[News] : Ben Bruce: We need a common sense minister, people in government do dumb things

Ben Murray-Bruce, a senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, has said that Nigeria needs a minister of common sense.


The 60-year-old entrepreneur made the statement in an interview with Peace Hyde on ‘My Worst Day in Business’.

The founder of Silverbird group said a lot of people in government do dumb things, hence, the need for a minister with such a portfolio.

“A lot of people in government do dumb things. I’ve told successive presidents in this country to appoint a minister of common sense.

“The minister of common sense will not have a budget. All the minister would do is to think about Nigeria and find solutions to the problems of Nigeria without thinking about enriching himself.”

Murray-Bruce, a senator who prides himself as an advocate for common sense, said he did not plan for his life to turn out the way it did.

“I didn’t plan my life, when I was in the university, I thought I would get a PhD in  political science because I loved political science and history.

“It never occurred to me that I would get into media, entertainment or pageants. My whole life has been an accident. I didn’t know I’d be a senator or try to be a governor.”

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