Yesterday, the 12th of September 2013, witnessed the heightened anger of the populace and undergraduates in particular across the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The reason for this was a report in a British newspaper, The Independent, by Simon Osborne (picture below)
Osborne stated that Ali Amjad, the Chief Executive Officer of Gold and Co, revealed that the Federal government of Nigeria made an order of 53 gold-plated iphone5s worth #682m to be customised with the Nigerian coat of arms in commemoration of her 53rd year independence celebration (picture above).
However, confusion set in when the federal government bluntly denied the allegation. The source of the anger of students is understandable.
Ever since the halt of academic activities following the ASUU strike,the federal government has continued with it’s tussle with the union, blaming their inability to meet up with the agreed payments of 2009 on their lack of funds.
Now, here’s the #682m iphone controversy.
Would the federal government pull out of this by suing the company to court? And how soon would the millions of students rendered idle by the ongoing strike return to their studies and move a level higher?
There’s no better way to find out than to find out. chinstellblog promises to keep you posted on this and many more updates. In the mean time, click on the comment button below to share your opinion on this issue
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