STOP BRITISH FOREIGN AID TO NIGERIA – According to the Department for International Development, which is responsible to providing foreign aid, it has been working hard in order to fight corruption in Nigeria.
Last month meebal.com produced an article that detailed the abuse of our foreign aid system by Nigeria after discovering that taxpayer’s money was being used to help develop Nigeria’s Space Programme.
Foreign aid was always meant to be about helping other countries to develop so that the poor may benefit from increased education and therefore a better future.
Unfortunately this and the previous Government have continuously turned a blind eye to the vast levels of corruption involved in handing out the taxpayer’s hard earned cash.
Whilst Britain continues to languish in ever increasing austerity measures David Cameron and his lackeys appear more than content to squander billions of taxpayer’s money on countries such as Nigeria where most of it is stolen.
In the last 5 years alone the taxpayer has been forced by legislative taxation to hand over more than £1 billion to Nigeria in foreign aid and yet Nigeria has seen no visible signs of improvement to the country’s wealth, education, healthcare or industry.
Unfortunately it gets worse; much worse. By 2015 David Cameron plans to increase the Foreign Aid budget to £11 billion a year; leaving the cash strapped taxpayer being forced to hand over even more cash.
Can it get any worse? Well yes it can and indeed it does for Nigeria is an oil rich county. Take a close look at Dubai and how they have used their oil money for the betterment of the country – compare this with Nigeria and it’s like looking at night and day.
The issue here is that Dubai does suffer from corruption to some extent, all countries do, but the Nigerian authorities take it to a whole new level and their greed knows no bounds and yet David Cameron feels it’s acceptable to carry on supporting such a regime.
According to a new report that’s landed on the Prime Ministers desk, by Chatham House, it details that some 100,000 barrels of oil per day is being stolen by Nigeria authorities. This theft equates to over £2 billion a year being lost – money that could have been used to help provide better education, healthcare, infrastructure and industry in order to create jobs.
The report goes on to speculate where the money is going and this is often into Nigeria’s top brass, its navy and other low level corrupt officials.
During the writing of the report Chatham House approached a number of foreign oil workers who said that crude oil was simply stolen and the cargo tankers leaving port would never be stopped by the Navy patrol boats for inspection.
It is estimated that nearly five per cent of Nigeria’s oil production is stolen each year and yet there have been no measures to prevent such theft.
The report, titled ‘Nigeria’s Criminal Crude’ is set to raise more questions over Britain’s involvement with Nigeria and especially why David Cameron insists on providing Nigeria with taxpayer’s money.
Meebal.com knows of no newspaper, online or offline, who has yet to ask the most obvious of questions – probably through fear of being sued; but we don’t have such a fear… here goes:
To Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister, Great Britain
Are you involved or do you personally receive any financial kick-back from Nigerian authorities?
Furthermore do you know of any Minister or British Government official that is involved in corruption in relation to the foreign aid provided to Nigeria?
Finally is Britain a recipient of Nigerian oil, either legitimately or illegitimately?
Those are the questions that need to be answered for Britain is not squeaky clean and is highly corrupt. What the taxpayer should know is whether the Prime Minister has any involvement and a full independent investigation of the entire foreign aid budget should be carried out; for the Department for International Development continues in its failing to provide a shred of evidence that any of its budgetary allowance has produced any benefits for the recipient country or the British taxpayer.
This might be yet another reason why people should vote UKIP for not only will they put a stop to EU interference it’s likely the foreign aid budget would also be stopped.
You might be asking why we asked the questions above and here is our reason. The report also uncovers and names Britain as a ‘hotpot’ where profits from the illegal crude oil trade are laundered and the British Government are fully aware of it.
This revelation alone casts serious doubt on Mr. Cameron’s integrity and indeed honesty and the British public has the right to know if he has his fingers in the cookie jar.
Nigeria really doesn’t need our foreign aid, despite what fairy tales David Cameron might conjure up. Nigeria is an oil rich country which is ruled by a regime of thieves and in the process David Cameron is forcing the British public to pay up and add to their greed.
If you ever thought that Britain wasn’t a corrupt country this will dispel those thoughts for our involvement in giving money to a corrupt nation only makes us equally culpable.