Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that Nigeria is corrupt, after Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera making the same point.
Buhari, who is in Britain for an anti-corruption summit, was caught on camera affirming Cameron's position that Nigeria is 'fantastically corrupt'.
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.”
Cameron, was caught on camera telling the Queen on Tuesday that leaders of some "fantastically corrupt" countries, including Nigeria and Afghanistan, were due to attend his anti-corruption summit.
He approached the Queen and said: "We had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning, talking about our anti-corruption summit. We have got the Nigerians - actually we have got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain."
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He then added: "Nigeria and Afghanistan - possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world."
The Queen did not respond to Cameron's comment but the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: "But this particular President is actually not corrupt," referring to President Muhammadu Buhari.
- News 24