The statement which referred to Nigeria and Afghanistan as a ‘fantastically corrupt country was made by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. In relation to Cameron’s statement, the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding “any apology from anybody”
Talking at an anti-corruption event hosted in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks.
David Cameron made his unguarded comments in a conversation with the Queen as he prepared to host an international anti-corruption summit on Thursday.
Nigeria was ranked 136th in Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index.
When asked if Nigeria was “fantastically corrupt”, Mr Buhari said “Yes”. On the issue, the Nigerian leader described corruption as a “hydra-headed monster” that threaten the security of countries as he say, “does not differentiate between developed and developing countries”.
He said corruption in Nigeria was endemic and his government was committed to fighting it.