BRITAIN has handed close to €3.8 billion in foreign aid to the world’s 10 most corrupt countries since 2010, it emerged on Wednesday, May 11.
The shocking figures came as Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera describing two of the nations, Nigeria and Afghanistan, as “fantastically corrupt.”
The Tory bigwig was speaking ahead of an anti-corruption summit in London, where delegates from more than 40 countries will gather for a pow-wow on tackling global venality.
In response, Nigerian leaders have demanded that the UK returns billions of euros allegedly appropriated by fraudulent officials and laundered in Britain with “no questions asked.”
Cameron has been accused of encouraging endemic corruption in the West African state by pumping cash creamed off government projects into British banks, luxury homes and private schools, with the country currently receiving €550 million per year, a rise of 35 per cent since he took office in 2010.
Meanwhile Afghanistan, ranked as the third most corrupt nation by the organisation Transparency International, has received €1.3 million of taxpayers’ money, and Somalia, ranked most corrupt, has been given a cool €737.6 million.