The Nigerian president has said he will not demand an apology from David Cameron over his comments about “fantastically corrupt” countries, instead demanding “the return of assets to Nigeria”.
“What do I need an apology for? I need something tangible,” said Muhammadu Buhari as he gave his keynote speech at the opening of a Commonwealth anti-corruption summit being held in London.
Mr Cameron has been criticised by officials from Nigeria and Afghanistan after he was caught on camera telling the Queen they were “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”.
The Prime Minister was heard saying: “We had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning to talk about our anti-corruption summit, we’ve got the Nigerians… actually we’ve got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain.”