Lai Mohammed’s N3.5 gaffe: Nigerian writes Buhari to apply for post of prisoner

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Following wide criticisms trailing comments by the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed that it costs government N3.5 million per month(N115,000 daily) to feed detained head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(Shiites), a Nigerian has written to president Buhari to apply for the post of prisoner.

#1000 Ali Akilu Road

The President
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Abuja – Nigeria

The Minister of Information
Federal Minister of Information
Abuja – Nigeria


With reference to your amazing revelation that El-Zak Zaky is fed with 3.5million naira monthly and the other equally amazing revelation by the Minister of Interior, General Danbazau, that 14k is used to feed one prisoner a day, I wish to apply most honourably for the position of a prisoner in any of the prisons where this 14k is used to feed the inmates.

I am a harmless person and ordinarily I have no business with the prisoners and would never have any reason to sleep there, but with the “good” life the prisoners are enjoying under this regime, and considering that the daily feeding per prisoner costs only 4k less than the national monthly minimum wage, I have decided to submit myself for consideration to enable me enjoy with the inmates.

I am sure you will soon see more applications than you can handle after giving my application a favourable consideration. You may wish to be sending 10k of my own portion of 14k daily to my GTB Account of 0021732123 and use the balance of 4k to feed me. I always love to use JW wine when I eat. Please I am not comfortable with anything other than Bottled water.

I have studied up to first degree and am currently enrolled for an MSc programme. Find attached copy of my curriculum vitae.
I look forward to your invitation for interview.

Yours faithfully,

Emmanuel J.Z.

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