Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not want an apology from UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing his country as “fantastically corrupt” – but he does want the repatriation of assets stashed in the UK by corrupt Nigerians.
Speaking at an anti-corruption conference in London, he said:
“No. I am not going to demand any apology from anybody. What I am demanding is the return of assets. I have already mentioned how Britain really led and how disgraceful one of the Nigerian executives was.
He had to dress like a woman to leave Britain and leave behind him his bank account and fixed assets, which Britain is prepared to hand over to us.
This is what I am asking for. What would I do with an apology. I need something tangible.”