Nigerian President Buhari ‘not demanding’ Cameron apology


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding any apology from anyone after British Prime Minister David Cameron described his country as “fantastically corrupt”.

Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he is more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks.

Mr Cameron made the unguarded comments in a conversation with the Queen.

The British Prime Minister is hosting an international anti-corruption summit tomorrow. Nigeria was ranked 136th in Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Asked at the event if Nigeria is “fantastically corrupt”, Mr Buhari said “Yes”.

In his speech, the Nigerian leader described corruption as a “hydra-headed monster” which threatens the security of countries and does not differentiate between developed and developing countries.

He said corruption in Nigeria is endemic and his government is committed to fighting it.

Source: BBC

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