President Muhammadu Buhari admitted on Wednesday in London that his country, Nigeria is “fantastically corrupt.”
He was asked by Sky News Diplomatic Editor, Dominic Wagborn whether Nigeria was ‘fantastically corrupt’ as sarcastically depicted on Tuesday by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron and he responded in the affirmative.
Cameron was caught on camera on Tuesday describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as two ‘fantastically corrupt’ nations.
The conversation between Buhari and Sky News Editor, as posted in a video by the news platform went thus:
“Will you like an apology from the prime minister?”
“No, no, not at all.”
“Are you embarrassed by what he said?”
“No I’m not.”
“Is Nigeria fantastically corrupt?”
Speaking at an anti-corruption event hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be expecting the Prime Minister to say sorry.
“I am not going to demand any apology from anybody,” he said.
To cheers from Nigerian delegates in the audience, he added: “What would I do with an apology?”
Instead, he said Britain could be quicker to recover assets allegedly wrongly brought to London: “I need something tangible,” he said.