The British Prime Minister’s comment that Nigeria and Afghanistan are fantastically corrupt is right. He has not said anything new. Are we not fantastically corrupt? The answer is yes. Do you blame the British Prime Minister for saying it out? No. Check the list of Nigerian corrupt officials that kept their looted funds in UK. Let’s try and list them. 1. Former Oil Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke is currently facing corrupt charges in the UK. 2. Senate President, Dr Saraki is suspected to have bought houses in the UK with looted funds. 3. Former Governor of Delta States, James Ibori is currently serving a prison term in the UK. 4. Former Bayelsa States Governor (Late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha), was arrested in the UK on money laundering charges. He jumped bail. 5. Former Plateau States Governor, Senator Joshua Dariye is wanted in the UK to face money laundering charges. The list is endless. On the strength of the above, you don’t blame the British Prime Minister.
However, the British Prime Minister chose the wrong time for his comments. This is because he is organising an anti corruption summit on Thursday 12th May 2016, where he invited Nigeria and Afghanistan. One wonders what he has in mind by making these comments, two days to his summit. The big question to ask David Cameron is, what he and his government has done to help repatriate Nigeria’s stolen wealth in UK and other European Union countries.