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Published On: Wed, Sep 11th, 2013

Jonathan Administration Allegedly Ordered for 53 Gold Iphones at N662m for Independence Celebration

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Confirming its reputation for corruption and irresponsibility, the Goodluck Jonathan government has ordered 53 gold-plated iPhones at an incredible N662 million to “celebrate” 53 years of political independence.
Amjad Ali, the 42-year old British owner of Gold and Co., based in Dubai, told London’s The Independent newspaper he received an order from the Nigerian government for the 53 gold phones to mark Nigeria’s independence from Britain in October. Basic models of the gold or rose gold start from £3,000. “We will engrave them with the coat of arms, a shield and two horses,” he said.
According to The Independent, Ali supplies royal families, governments, and minted customers across Russia, China and the Middle East with gold-plated devices that cost up to £50,000.
Ali has pre-ordered hundreds of the new iPhones which he will then work on for the luxury market, such as Nigeria, where federal universities have been closed for nearly 10 weeks because the government has refused to pay university teachers.
“We strip the units down and then plate them in copper, nickel and then pure gold,” he told the newspaper. “We have limited units per region and each is numbered and placed in a handmade wooden box with a certificate of authenticity and wax seal.”
Jonathan is embroiled in several political battles in Nigeria, where the floundering economy, ravaged by corruption, is being held together by band aid policies. His governing Peoples Democratic Party broke into two in front of him days ago during a political convention where seven governors and a former vice-president walked away from undemocratic practices to form the ‘New PDP.’
Although he fired nine Ministers earlier today to give the impression of motion within the government, the most corrupt ones were left untouched.
At Nigeria’s independence commemoration in three weeks as he prepares to run for the presidency again in 2015, Mr. Jonathan is expected to announce that his government is doing very well. He has previously stated that only the United States is combating corruption more than he is doing.
Source: Saharareporters

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