No apologies necessary. Action welcome.The British PM was overheard to say that Nigeria was "fantastically corrupt." Did an international incident follow? No. Here's why.
Nigerian President Buhari 'not demanding' Cameron apology
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country "fantastically corrupt".
Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks…
Mr Buhari's address at the anti-corruption event at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London followed a statement from his office on Wednesday, saying that he had been "deeply shocked and embarrassed" by Mr Cameron's remarks.
Asked if Nigeria was "fantastically corrupt", in an echo of the prime minister's comments, Mr Buhari responded: "Yes."
Speaking to the BBC, Mr Buhari said what the new Nigerian government found when it came to power proved Mr Cameron was right.
"He was telling the truth. He was talking about what he knew," Mr Buhari said.
Nigeria was ranked 136 out of 167 countries in Transparency International's 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index…
Mr Buhari praised the UK government for its help in efforts to repatriate stolen funds held in the UK…
"What would I do with an apology? I need something tangible," Mr Buhari said, referring to efforts to recover the money…
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