Nigeria Says Cameron’s Comments Not Reflective Of Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Efforts

 Nigeria Says Cameron’s Comments Not Reflective Of Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Efforts

Buhari-CameronThe Presidency on Tuesday said a statement by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron that Nigeria is a “fantastically corrupt” country is not reflective of the anti-corruption posture of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
spokesman for the President, Mr Garba Shehu, gave the response hours after a video of a conversation between, Mr Cameron, Queen Elizabeth, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the Speaker of parliament’s House of Commons, John Bercow was published online.
He told the Queen that London would be hosting some “fantastically corrupt” countries, adding Nigeria and Afghanistan to the category.
Mr Shehu said the Prime Minister must be looking at the country’s past.
He said Buhari was changing all that were wrong with Nigeria, including corruption, stressing that the president’s efforts reflected in his selection as a keynote speaker at a pre-summit in London.
He said: “It (Cameron’s statement) is certainly not reflective of the good work that the President is doing. The eyes of the world are on what is happening here.
“The Prime Minister must be looking at an old snapshot of Nigeria. Things are changing with corruption and everything else. That, we believe is the reason they chose him as a keynote speaker at the pre-summit conference”.
Mr Shehu further commended the Archbishop of Canterbury for emphasising that President Buhari was not corrupt.
He said Nigeria cherished the good relationship between the two countries and that nothing would truncate the relationship.

LTV

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