President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is more interested in British government helping to repatriate billions of dollars and pound starling stolen by past Nigeria leaders than exchanging words with that country’s leader over how fantastic Nigerians are corrupt.
Reacting to the statement credited to the British Prime Minster, David Cameron, describing Nigerians as ‘fantastically corrupt,’ President Buhari said that the British leader had not said anything new that requires his response.
“I am not going to demand any apology. All I’ll demand is return of assets. What would I do with apology? I need something tangible.
“I call for establishment of an anti-corruption infrastructure that will trace and return stolen assets to their countries of origin.
“Unfortunately, repatriating stolen assets is tedious, time consuming, costly. It entails more than just signing of bilateral agreements.”
President Buhari said that the anti-corruption agencies have been revitalized to tackle the monster, which is a radical departure from the past. [myad]