IN an event that had all the trappings of an A-list concert and top political meet, Senator Ben Murray Bruce celebrated his 60th birthday with pomp and pageantry last Friday at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
However, the event, which also featured the presentation of ‘A Commonsense Revolution,’ written by Ben, who is globally regarded as an entertainment guru, provided an opportunity for the senator to push his strong views about his ideal society.
“All my life, I always wanted to be a politician,” the Bayelsa East Senator, who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatisation, said to the audience that turned up to celebrate him.
“And when I saw the chance, I grabbed it. I love every minute,” he added.
The senator, who was with his family, including his wife and four children, in his fiery speech, also advocated “Buy Nigeria,” a subject that he has re-introduced into the consciousness of Nigeria and which has recently been trending on social media.
Ben, who looked dapper in his black suit, white shirt and bow tie, revealed said that his tie was made in Nigeria by David Lawal.
But to him, Nigeria also has a lot of potentials to be tapped in virtually all spheres. Briefly, he highlighted the tourism potentials of Nigeria and the need to build more zoos in the country, saying: “There are many Nigerian adults who have not seen lions and giraffes, except on television.”
Ben, who also commended the introduction of the ‘Made in Nigeria’ Innoson Motors cars, noted that he has already bought three of them at the cost N3.6million each and urged others to patronise it, saying it was cheaper, compared to foreign-made cars.
According to him, 50 senators have already ordered the cars.
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