President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who said Nigeria is a “fantastically corrupt” country.
Buhari said this as he made his way out of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London with some dignitaries where he had delivered his keynote address at the Commonwealth event tagged, “Tackling corruption together: A conference for civil society, business and government leaders.
Recall that Cameron while briefing the Queen of England, Elizabeth 11, Tuesday, after a cabinet meeting ahead of the Anti-Corruption summit where the Nigerian president is billed to give a keynote address on Thursday, tagged Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt” nations.
The brief interaction took place between Nigeria’s president and Sky News’ Diplomatic Editor, Dominic Waghorn.
Buhari, apart from giving in to Cameron’s comment on Nigeria, reinstated he was not embarrassed by Cameron’s statement.
Waghorn asked Buhari if he would like an apology from the Prime Minister, Buhari said, “No, no. Not at all.”
Waghorn: Are you embarrassed by what he (Cameron) said?
Buhari: No I’m not.
Waghorn: Is Nigeria fantastically corrupt?