Nigeria Is a very very corrupt country– says British envoy,
The British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has
said Nigeria’s major problem is corruption.
She said the country is blessed with the human and material
resources needed for its desired development but was being
tied down by pervasive corrupt practices.
Laing spoke yesterday when she visited the country home of
former House of Representatives member, Prince Ned
Nwoko, at his country home in Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha
North Local Government area of Delta State.
The high commissioner said Nigeria has sufficient resources
that should be harnessed for its future advancement in
different areas of endeavours.
She said: “The tragedy of Nigeria is corruption, otherwise the
country is enormously blessed with human and material
resources for the needed development.”
Laing hailed Nwoko for establishing a Sports university called
STARS University in his community, as well as his drive for
the eradication of malaria from Africa through the Ned
She noted that such an institution would create the platform
for sports development and in turn bring economic gains, as
people would leverage on the dynamics of sporting business
Nwoko restated his commitment to contribute to Nigeria’s
development, saying restructuring remained important in the
efforts to tackle the current challenges rocking the nation.