Colonial Mentality: ‘Yes, My Country Is Corrupt’, Buhari Runs Down Nigeria On...

Colonial Mentality: ‘Yes, My Country Is Corrupt’, Buhari Runs Down Nigeria On UK TV

By Wires | The Trent on May 12, 2016
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari pictured during his Al Jazeera interview in Qatar in 2016 | Al Jazeera

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted to Sky News that his country Nigeria is corrupt, after David Cameron was caught on camera making the same point, Sky News has reported.

Asked by diplomatic editor, Dominic Waghorn whether his country was corrupt, he answered: “Yes.”

Speaking in London, Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be expecting the Prime Minister to say sorry: “I am not going to demand any apology from anybody.”

To cheers from Nigerian delegates in the audience, he added: “What would I do with an apology?”

His comments came ahead of him hosting an anti-corruption summit in London on Thursday.

Mr Buhari will also be attending, alongside Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

With the Archbishop of Canterbury alongside him, the PM told the Queen: “We have got the Nigerians – actually we have got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain.”

He continued: “Nigeria and Afghanistan – possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world.”

via Sky News


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