October 4, 2022
Uncategorized

Advisor to Nigerian President says UK enables corruption by being a ‘safe haven’ for looted money – iNews

  • November 13, 2021
  • 2 min read
Advisor to Nigerian President says UK enables corruption by being a ‘safe haven’ for looted money – iNews

An anti-corruption adviser to the president of Nigerian has hit back at Boris Johnson’s assurances that the UK is corruption-free, describing it as a “safe haven” for stolen money.
On Wednesday, during a grilling over the Parliamentary sleaze row, Mr Johnson insisted that the UK was not a corrupt nation.
But Professor Sadiq Isah Radda – the executive secretary of the Nigerian Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption – dismissed the Prime Minister’s assurances and said “talk is cheap”.
He said the UK was an “enabler” of corruption and that it was have a destabilising impact on Nigeria.
Speaking to Finance Uncovered, he described London as “the most notorious safe haven for looted funds in the world today”.
“I believe that the UK under Mr Boris can do better by matching words with concrete actions. He should know that our country is unstable due to corruption and the UK is a tangential enabler,” he said.
He added: “UK law allows the global elite to loot their countries and rush to London. No wonder London swims in other people’s blood and sweat.”
Following the row over the conduct of MPs, Mr Johnson was forced to defend the reputation of Parliament on an international stage.
He was asked by journalist about the behaviour of politicians during a speech at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.
The Prime Minister said: “I genuinely believe that the UK is not remotely a corrupt country, nor do I believe that our institutions are corrupt.
“We have a very, very tough system of parliamentary democracy and scrutiny, not least by the media.
“I think what you have got is cases where, sadly, MPs have broken the rules in the past, may be guilty of breaking the rules today. What I want to see is them facing appropriate sanctions.”
All rights reserved. © 2021 Associated Newspapers Limited.

source

About Author

redex

Red ExplorerNG is an online platform showcasing the richness of African culture. It provides online information that is not only limited to the following categories: Culture, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Business, Sports, Books, News, and Opinions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.