Tinubu schools Bruce on commonsense

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National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, April 24, said president of Silverbird group, Ben Murray-Bruce has no reason to complain again about the state of the nation since he is now an elected senator.

 Senator Ben Murray Bruce (R) making a presentation of an award to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the Silverbird man of the year awards 2015 in Lagos state.

Senator Ben Murray Bruce (R) making a presentation of an award to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the Silverbird man of the year awards 2015 in Lagos state.

The common sense advocate in his address at the Silverbird Man of the Year Awards 2015 which took place at the Convention center, Eko hotel, Lagos lamented on how the history of the great nation has been neglected.

He spoke on how the younger generation do not recognise their predecessors and how no attention is paid in preserving pictures, videos and documents that would aid in better knowledge of Nigeria.

Bruce suggested that 10 per cent of the budget should be allocated to preserve the history and culture of the country.

The APC leader after receiving his award for the‘ Silverbird Extraordinary Man of the Year’ on Sunday, April 24, said the Bayelsa state senator should use his position to sponsor bill on history being taught in schools and stop complaining.

He said: “I have a common sense solution to the issues you have raised especially regarding preserving our history.You had a reason to complain before you were elected but not any more. You are in the Senate now just sponsor bill that we 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.

On the issue of piracy in the entertainment industry which the Bayelsa state senator raised the former Lagos state governor stated that the owners of intellectual property must go digital because that way they can keep their works safe and it will also be able to store large volumes.

Meanwhile Tinubu, has said that the challenges facing Nigeria will give birth to a better nation. Tinubu made this known on Saturday, April 23, at a dinner/award ceremony in Abuja, organised by the Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association.

His words: “Our nation struggles mightily to give birth to its better self. This is a difficult but necessary process that we must undertake, if we are to find our true way and reach the good destiny that God has written for us.

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