President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that he would not be demanding for an apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his diplomatic gaffe, but will have his eyes on the recovery of Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the United Kingdom.
Buhari’s statement on Wednesday morning came against the backdrop of the UK Prime minister’s description of Nigeria, along with Afghanistan as ‘fantastically corrupt’.
His words: “I am not going to demand an apology from anybody. What I am demanding is a return of assets … This is what I am asking for. What would I do with an apology? I need something tangible.”
Although, Buhari is still appalled at the unguarded and scathing remarks made by the British PM, he has, however, refused to criticise Cameron directly when he was asked about the blunder at the conference, as he has stuck to his guns of reclaiming Nigerian assets that had been fraudulently stripped from the country with the help of the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu has been pelted with harsh words from irate Nigerians on social media for asking their different opinions on Cameron’s description of Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt country.