Thursday, 12 May 2016

All I want is the truth...about Nigerian corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari is right to say that he is embarrassed by Prime Minister David Cameron's comments about fantastically corrupt Nigeria. The corruption in Nigeria is embarrassing. It is well known, well documented, well developed and well established. Nigerians who travel throughout their country tell me about it. Take a good look at the independent corruption index. Go to Nigeria and experience the very creative and clever ways that officials, police and merchants use to supplement their income. Bribes, cash to get things moving and dodgy deals are part and parcel of everyday life. Corruption in high places, in the health service and in church ministries is sadly making the people suffer.

And the President has now faced facts admitting that Nigeria is corrupt.  Perhaps certain wealthy Christian ministers living in London will return to their Nigerian homeland where they are desperately needed. Perhaps some of their money will get back to Nigeria. It is certainly needed in the ante natal and gynaecological clinics. Too many premature babies are dying in Nigeria.

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